The Stone Soup Leadership Institute's
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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.