Latino H.E.A.T. meets on Thursdays 3:15-6:00 p.m. in Room ___.
Advisor: Ms. Quintana
*Latino H.E.A.T. “Hispanos en Accion Together” is a leadership community service and cultural empowerment group that is known for being welcoming. Students work together to identify community service projects/activities to engage and implement; they work collaboratively with group members to generate event ideas, delegate work and carry out the event. In the process students gain skills and build a resume of leadership skills, passions, college and life goals. When students engage fully in Latino H.E.A.T. they will, confidently be able to answer the most commonly asked questions for college application essays, scholarships and job interviews. The group is facilitated by Youth Eastside Services staff and is run in both English and Spanish. We utilize, as a strategy, not only culturally sensitive approaches but the research based 40 Development Assets model as well. –All students are welcome to the group; one only need to bring their curiosity and desire learn about the diverse Latino culture; in doing so students learn from each other and can achieve the ideal community goal to affirm and celebrate commonalities and individual and unique differences.
*The group was created by a small group of Sammamish High School immigrant Latino students in 2004 who were committed to create change. We are funded by United Way and aim to meet the outcomes of school success, civic engagement, parent involvement, enhanced self-esteem, positive decision making and reduction of risk factors. The group also aims to raise awareness about the diverse Latino culture, promote positive expressions of identity and to work with the school and parents to promote success.