Seasons of Service


National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 ~ October 15

What better way to beat the Holiday Gimmees and observe Red Letter Days than to practice good deeds? Here's a way to discover the true meaning of holidays and heroes. Please join us in celebrating the following Season of Service.

Hispanic Heritage Week includes September 15 & 16 and has expanded to National Hispanic Heritage Month. Now the nation celebrates Latino culture and contributions from mid-September to mid-October. Make it a meaningful time for students by incorporating Service Learning into project-based activities on Hispanic heroes and history.

Become an ESL tutor. Teach United States history to Hispanic permanent residents. Help them prepare for citizenship interviews.


Research the legislative history of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Include significant dates and proclamations on posters. Display posters in the school library, cafeteria, and other central locations.


Build a timeline of events in Hispanic American history. Present it to a class of younger students.


Create a calendar of Hispanic national holidays. Sell copies at school and community events. Donate proceeds to Central or Latin American victims of natural disasters.


Produce a sock puppet show about famous Hispanic heroes. Perform it for preschoolers or kindergarteners.


Videotape student interviews with Hispanic community leaders. Present them during school assembly or on closed circuit TV local cable access television.


Publish a directory that includes Hispanic organizations, broadcast stations and publications. Distribute through school and community centers.


Organize a learning festival about Central and South American tropical rain forests.


More Hispanic Heritage Web Sites: Web Sites

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