Free Bi-Lingual Virtual Toolkit/
Colección De Herramientas Virtual GRATIS Para Educadores
The Stone Soup Leadership Institute's 
Social Media Campaign Story of the Week: Edward James Olmos 
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Week of September 28, 2020

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Institute offers FREE Virtual Tool Kit to educators, non-profits, and students alike. This Tool Kit offers supplemental resources with 100 inspiring true stories, lesson plans, videos and activities based on the, Pan Y Vino Para El Camino as a FREE download in Spanish and English. For educators, the Virtual Tool Kit offers lesson plans for multicultural literacy, critical thinking skills, social studies, service learning, citizenship, leadership development skills, and character education. Piloted by the YMCA of the USA, the Educational Curriculum has been used in 120 communities around the world.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Studies show that Latino youth are struggling with the virtual learning during the pandemic. Teachers are struggling to provide inspiring resources to their students. Since many schools in Puerto Rico were closed after Hurricane María, families struggle to adapt to an increased role in their child's education. All these challenges can be overwhelming to young people who want a better life. As the new school year begins, we want to give them a little hope — and encourage them to dream, stay in school and work towards a better future for themselves and their families.
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Edward James Olmos quote
Sept. 27: Quote: Edward James Olmos

Actor and Activist Edward James Olmos is a champion of Latinos. In 1998, he founded the Latino Book Festival in Los Angeles, which branched out to Houston, Dallas, Chicago, North San Diego - growing to New York City, Miami, and San Francisco.
Sept 28: Hero Report—Edward James Olmos

Growing up in East L.A.’s barrio of Boyle Heights, Actor and Activist Edward James Olmos was blessed by people who showed him that helping others is a way of life. "Pan Y Vino Para El Camino" features hundreds of ideas to start making the world a better place » #StoneSoupLeader #StoneSoupLegacy #Leadership #Impact

Sept 29: Book Introduction by Edward James Olmos

"The stories in 'Pan Y Vino Para El Camino' are a testament to the Latino tradition of giving back. One of the most important gifts we can give our children is to read stories about those who went before them."
—Edward James Olmos
#StoneSoupLeader #StoneSoupLegacy #Leadership #Impact

Sept. 30: Youth Dreams: Josue Cruz

YOUTH DREAMS: Vieques native Josué Cruz, the first global winner of the Walter Cronkite Award, encourages young people to honor the legacy of those who were here before us » #StoneSoupLeader #StoneSoupDreams #Leadership #Youth

Free virtual toolkit for educators
(available in English and Español)
Free virtual toolkit for educators
#Hope #Inspiration #HispanicHeritage #StoneSoupLegacy
October 1: Press Release & Video

Because the world needs positive, uplifting & inspirational stories. In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Stone Soup Leadership Institute offers a Free Virtual Toolkit to bring hope, inspiration & resources during a pandemic era-Back to School season. 

Press Release Video
Story of the week, Edward James Olmos
Story of the week, Edward James Olmos
Oct 2: Story of the Week: Edward James Olmos

When Edward James Olmos wanted to deliver a strong anti-drug and anti-gang message to kids in the barrios in his film American Me, he went home to East Los Angeles. He shared his life-changing story with young people, asking them to stop the violence. "We all have a choice. You can do whatever you want to do," says one young man. "Think about it. What you could do. What you could be." The legendary Latino actor and activist wrote the introduction of Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes.

Honor roll
Oct 3: Honor Roll/ Call to Action 
Hispanic Heritage Month 

¡Orgullo LatinX! National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

As part of our Honor Roll, replay the insights of the Virtual Latino Book & Family Festival
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