Latinos In Action (LIA) offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students, working from within the educational system to create positive change.
”Latinos In Action has enabled me to go further with my education. The program has exposed me to many opportunities available after high school. My teacher has really helped me and inspired me to want to continue pursuing a better education by helping me apply for scholarships and colleges. The service opportunities that Latinos In Action offers have also helped me become a better citizen for my community and after high school, I would like to continue volunteering in projects that better communities. I believe Latinos In Action will help me achieve my goals and dreams. As a result, I am more motivated than ever to be the best student and leader I can be.Manuela BohorquezCoral Springs, Florida
”In July 2016, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away five months later, leaving me with my mom and sister. After my dad’s passing, my grades began slipping and I was having trouble focusing in school. It was at this time that I was approached about joining Latinos In Action in my school. LIA has helped me refocus on my education, provided me with unique learning opportunities, and introduced me to important mentors in my life. It has played a huge role in helping me cope with my dad’s passing. I have been able to make new friends in the class that inspire and encourage me to reach my personal goals. I feel like I have become a better person because of Latinos In Action.Daniel MonterrosoSyracuse, Utah
”What Latinos In Action has done for the students in our school district is simply amazing. LIA has provided the stage to not only showcase their talents and abilities, but the realization of how strong their collective voice is and the responsibility that comes with that. They are not only embracing their Latino heritage and culture, but more importantly developing a deeper understanding of what it means to serve their community.Michael RamirezDeputy Superintendent of Schools, Denver Public Schools (formerly HS Cadre Director, Broward County Public Schools)
”Our students’ growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year was the second highest in the [Davis School] district, and we attribute a huge portion of that to the Latinos In Action students helping these elementary students.Buck EkstromPrincipal of South Clearfield