Latinos in Action (LIA)

  • Latinos In Action at BRCHS offers a truly unique and dynamic opportunity for Latino students to bridge the academic gap and create positive change in our school and our community. The year-long elective course is centered on the goal of empowering Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness.

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    What is Latinos In Action (LIA)?

    Latinos In Action is a year-long Social Studies elective course offered at Boca High that is centered on empowering Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. We accomplish this by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills.

    What does Latinos In Action offer?

    The curriculum 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. Because of this unique combination, the LIA model has proven effective throughout the United States. In 2015, LIA was awarded the White House Bright Spot for Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Excellence in Hispanic Education.

    What are the Student Eligibility Requirements?

    Students are selected by the Administration as possible candidates of LIA based on their interest and willingness to be involved in weekly literacy tutoring, participation in classroom committee activities, service requirements and coursework, and must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Does Boca Raton High School offer a Latinos In Action club?

    As of today, we do not offer a school Latinos In Action club however we plan to launch a club version of the class in the 2021-22 school year. The club will offer students an opportunity to learn about Latinos In Action and participate in volunteer based community service opportunities.

    What are LIA's evidenced-based, core components?

    • College and Career Readiness Curriculum: Our culturally relevant, college and career readiness curriculum bolsters students’ current academic performance while preparing them for their futures as college-bound students and contributing members of society. The curriculum offers high-quality instruction on post-secondary education options and readiness, personal development, professionalism, and an exploration of one’s cultural heritage through literary and performing arts.

    • Leadership Development: Each LIA student gains real-life leadership experience by participating in student-lead service, social, and professional committees. We are scaffolding their leadership skills and then infusing the students back into the school community, better prepared to lead and serve.


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