I love to highlight organizations that help provide schools with positive role models. Latinos in Action is such an organization. Based in Utah, Latinos In Action (LIA) is a class/program, both at the Junior High and High school level, that inspires bilingual Latino students to utilize their language skills in supporting their school and district community and propels these students toward a career through education. Here’s a nice article on them as well:
We do need more role models in the classroom. We do need more educators who understand their cultural and linguistic backgrounds,” she said. “We’re hoping that they come back into the education field and we can perpetuate that culture.
Photo: Laura Seitz, Deseret News