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Latinos in Action
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WHO WE ARE
Latinos In Action is a non-profit organization
 Latinos In Action’s vision is for
each individual to reach higher
active achievement within their
family and community through
excellent higher education.
 Our objective is to create, design, and
implement methods, strategies and
programs that allow K-16 Latino
students to optimally develop their
linguistic, social, and cognitive skills.
 We strive to empower our Latino
Youth through Culture, Service
and Excellent Education with the
sole purpose of graduating from
college.
 Ultimately, our sole vision is to enroll
Latino students in a University, and
support them through graduation.
For more information please visit our
website:
www.LatinosinAction.org
Latinos in Action
http://www.latinosinaction.org
[email protected]
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LATINOS IN ACTION
How it works
 Latinos In Action (LIA) is a program
implemented as an elective course at both the
Jr. High and High school levels.
 The purpose of the program is to teach bilingual
students leadership skills that will encourage
and inspire them to provide service to their
schools and their communities, as well as to set
higher educational goals for themselves.
 Latinos In Action aims to identify talented
bilingual students who can serve as role models
and Para-educators in the local Elementary
schools.
 Our LIA Para-educators are not limited to
mentoring only Latino elementary students, but
also serve the students who are considered highrisk. To date, LIA has helped many high risk
students stay away from bad influences.
 Latinos in Action helps close the achievement
gap by decreasing the dropout rate and
increasing the number of Latino students
entering college.
For more information please visit our
website:
www.LatinosinAction.org
Latinos in Action
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WHERE WE ARE
 LIA has demonstrated remarkable academic
success with a 98% on-time high school
graduation rate and an 85% college enrollment
rate.
 Our ultimate goal is to reach a 100% entry and
college graduation rate.
 Our Latinos In Action students’ overall average
GPA stands at a 3.2, and we strive to increase
that with time.
 Latinos In Action students complete over 100
hours of community service annually, including
outside service projects in their communities.
 94 participating Schools from: Utah, Idaho,
and Washington-15 Jr. LIA and 37 High
School LIA
 56LIA teachers
 1700 LIA Students
 3 Mentees served per student = 5100
Elementary School children served
For more information please visit our
website:
www.LatinosinAction.org
Latinos in Action
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Three Pillars of LIA
Cognitive
Social
Linguistic
Leadership
Service
Literacy
Latinos in Action
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Our Latinos in Action Students
• Receive training in leadership, teaching methods, mentoring, job
skills, and college preparation
• Assist children who are learning English as a second language in
local schools
• Teach children academic skills
• Help children succeed
• Model responsibility, caring, self-discipline, and hard work
• Make a difference in someone's life, especially theirs!
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Who Are The People Involved?
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Participating LIA Schools
Alpine District
American Fork High School
Canyon View Jr. High
Lakeridge Jr High
Lehi High School
Mountain View High School
Orem High School
Orem Jr High
Pleasant Grove High School
Timpanogos High School
Westlake High School
Box Elder School District
Box Elder High School
Bear River HS
Bear River MS
Cache Valley District
Skyview High School
Canyons District
Alta High School
Hillcrest High School
Jordan High School
Midvale Middle School
MT. Jordan Middle
Jordan District
Copper Hills High School
Herriman High School
West Jordan High School
Union Middle
West Jordan Middle School
Davis District
Clearfield High School
Layton High School
Northridge High School
Syracuse High School
Central Davis Junior High
North Davis Junior High
North Layton Junior High
School
South Davis Junior High
Sunset Junior High
Fairfield JRH
Woodscross High School
Granite School District
Granger High School
Hunter High School
Kearns Jr High
Kearns High School
Granite Park Jr. High School
Matheson Junior High School
Westlake Jr
Brockbank JR
Cyprus High School
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Participating LIA Schools
Logan District
Logan High School
Millard School District
Delta High School
Millard High School
Nebo District
Payson High School
Spanish Fork High School
Springville High School
Diamond Fork Jr. High
Mount Nebo Jr. High
Payson Jr. High School
Mapleton Jr High
North Sanpete School
District
North Sanpete High School
North Sanpete Middle School
South Sanpete School
District
Gunnison Valley High School
Park City District
Park City High School
Treasure Mountain Middle
School
Ecker Hills Middle
North Summit HS
Provo District
Provo High School
Timpview High School
Centennial Middle School
Dixon Middle School
Salt Lake City School District
East High School
West High School
Glendale Middle School
Horizonte
Murray School District
Murray High School
Weber School District
Roy High School
Sandridge Jr.
Tooele School District
Tooele High School
Stanbury Park High School
Wasatch County District
Wasatch High School
Rocky Mountain Middle School
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Participating LIA Schools
Washington County School District
Dixie High School
Dixie Middle School
Pine View High School
Pine View Middle School
Tonaquint Intermediate School
Fossil Ridge Intermediate
Hurricane High School
Hurricane Middle School
Hurricane Intermediate School
Snow Canyon High School
Snow Canyon Middle School
Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills Middle School
Sunrise Ridge Intermediate
Enterprise High School
Lava Ridge Intermediate
Idaho
Jerome High School
Washington
Burlington Edison High School
Texas
East Lake HS
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How Are Children Being Helped
Teacher’s Testimonies
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Kriss Cardenas
“Students improved
their understanding of
subtraction after
working with Kriss.”
 Mrs. Montano
 Timpanogos Middle
School
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Nancy Gutierrez
 “Carlos has had a
hard time speaking
English. Elva has
really helped him
understand what he
should be doing and
how to do it.”
 Derek Reynolds
 Dixon Junior High
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Cristhian Valle
“Chris has been very
helpful. He has given
me good ideas about
how to help
Fernando.”
 Mrs. Lemmon
 Provost Elementary
School
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Vanessa Lopez
 “Brenda, who has
only been in the U.S.
a few weeks, seems
to be adjusting well
and turns in
complete, accurate
assignments.”
 -Lorna Teeter
 -Dixon Junior High
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How Do Tutors Benefit
Journal Entries
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What High School Students Say:
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Attitude toward others
Self concept
Strategies for learning
Parenting skills
Strategies for teaching
Life skills
Sense of community
Personal responsibility
Responsibility in the community
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Carina Flores
 “Once you come into this
class, there is no way you
can leave without building
a strong friendship with
the other students in the
class. You learn to love
and respect each person’s
culture, personality, and
opinions.”
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Cindy Najarro
 “We discovered the
importance of reinforcing
the children every time
they took a step forward.
Being positive made
them feel more confident
about themselves, and
helped them want to
keep doing a good job.”
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Jessica Velez
 “When I started to teach
not everything worked
with my student. That
got me thinking that not
all students learn the
same. I have learned
how to really teach and
how my teachers feel
when they try and try but
sometimes it takes a
while to get it.”
Latinos in Action
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Juan Higuera
 “I used to give up on
stuff all the time
because I thought
learning things slower
meant I was dumb,
but now I think you
can learn a subject bit
by bit, not just in a big
chunk.”
Latinos in Action
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