PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City School District (PCSD) is celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, as declared by Governor Cox, especially in the Latinos In Action club (LIA). The international club meets throughout the year to “Eat, dance, sing and have a lot of fun celebrating world cultures,” according to a statement from Ms. Munoz on the Ecker Hill EHMS webpage.
Anna Williams, an LIA Teacher in PCSD, told TownLift, “LIA students always have a lot of exciting things going on in the classrooms and in the community.”
LIA students from:
- Park City High School
- Treasure Mountain Jr.High
- Ecker Hill Middle School
In addition to their involvement within their individual schools, they regularly take busses to the following schools to tutor and read with younger students:
- Jeremy Ranch Elementary
- Trailside Elementary
- Parley’s Park Elementary
- McPolin Elementary
“The end goal of everything we do is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness.” It says on the national Latinos In Action website.
LIA accomplishes this by focusing on four pillars:
- leveraging personal and cultural assets
- excelling in education
- serving the community
- developing leadership skills
The Park City Education Foundation supports the Latinos In Action elective course, which strives to bridge the education and opportunity gap for Latino students.