Chinook Middle School is hosting La Chispa on April 28th, and needs HS students to serve as near-peer mentors and role models to facilitate classes for small groups of middle school students. La Chispa is an engaging bilingual (English-Spanish) program for Latinx students. It builds agency and social capital in Latinx students through the development of a positive academic and self-identity.
HS student volunteers will: receive training, resources, and support to teach culturally responsive lessons and activities for the La Chispa workshops/modules. Modules are designed to be for 30 minutes with the flexibility to shorten or lengthen each lesson.
Key concepts include:
- Dream, Learn, Serve: remixing Latinx heritage and values with those of the American homeland.
- I AM: exploring identity, story, culture, linguistic assets, and aspirations.
- Sparks: developing talents and interests and engaging in positive self-talk.
- Learning How to Learn: embracing challenge as an opportunity for growth.
- Challenge, Choice, Change: building empathy with others and courage for the future through Dolores Huerta’s storytelling model.
- School Success: reflecting on the key indicators of school success: attendance, behavior, academic achievement, finding mentors, and school and community involvement.
- Becoming While Doing: growing into the best versions of ourselves through serving our schools and communities.
- Group Roles: contributing to a team’s success through our natural leadership roles.
- Amoxtil: using an indigenous form of expression from the past to create a vision for the future.
- April 5 and 9 – Training (30-60 mins each). Time is TBD
- April 19 – Check in to answer questions and support. Meeting after school. Time TBD.
- April 28 – La Chispa Event – Starts at 8:30am-12:30pm.
Students interested to volunteer can sign up at the following link. Please sign up by Wednesday, 3/17/21: