Youth Engagement Opportunities
Barrios Unidos The Kids Club provides our youngest community members a safe place to engage in life-affirming after school activities.
Senderos is a nonprofit creating successful pathways for the Latino community of Santa Cruz County and building cross-cultural connections locally and abroad. Latino culture and history are taught and celebrated through dance and music classes. All programs are free to participants
Social Justice Standards
Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs The curricular resources listed here span grade levels and content areas. In the hopes of making the materials more accessible, they have been sorted according to a rudimentary categorization with topics such as “Introductory Materials,” “African Diaspora,” “Indigenous Knowledge and History,” “From Folk Arts to Performing Arts,” “Cultural Celebrations and Traditions,” “Geography and Place-Based Units,” “World History,” “Film Resources and Guides,” and “Literature Resources and Guides."
The Line Between Us The Line Between Us explores the history of U.S-Mexican relations and the roots of Mexican immigration, all in the context of the global economy. And it shows how teachers can help students understand the immigrant experience and the drama of border life.
68 Voices 68 Voices - 68 Hearts is an animated series of Mexican indigenous stories narrated in their native language, created under the premise "No one can love what they do not know."
Latin American and Iberian Institute The LAII offers a range of curriculum materials and related resources to support teaching about Latin America and Iberia in K-12 classrooms.
Facing History Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.
Let’s Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students A webinar and teaching guide from Learning for Justice.
Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources (with search filters)
This site is the result of a Student Capstone Project designed to address the representation and equity issues within the publishing industry. It contains a database of over 100 children's books with inclusive topics, representational characters, and largely #OwnVoices authors. The books are sorted alphabetically by Lexile Level and Amazon's Grade Recommendations.
See the creator of the website, student Sophia Wright, '21, Pacific Collegiate School, describe her inspiration and process for this project in this video introduction.