2018/2019 School Year
Friday, November 2, Stadium High School, Tacoma
Monday, November 5, Union High School, Vancouver
Tuesday, November 6, Mark Morris High School, Longview/Kelso
Thursday, November 8, Renton High School, Renton/Seattle
Thursday, November 8, Eastmont High School, Wenatchee
Tuesday, November 13, North Pines Middle School, Spokane
Thursday, November 15, Cavelero Mid High School, Everett
Thursday, November 15, Selah High School Yakima
Friday, November 16, Lynnwood High School, Lynnwood (School District Only)
Friday, November 16, Kent-Meridian High School, Kent/Federal Way
Tuesday, November 27, ESD 123, Pasco
Friday, December 7, Auburn-Riverside High School (School District Only)
Workshops begin at 9:00am and conclude at 1:30pm
Middle School Outreach
¡La Chispa! Regional Bilingual Workshops are one-day events designed to teach leadership skills to middle level Latino students. ¡La Chispa! uses both English and Spanish to help students build self-confidence, strengthen their cultural identity and increase academic success. High schools throughout the state have hosted these middle level workshops in the past and have created leadership growth for high school students willing to help prepare for the event and serve as high school role models. Each high school that hosts a ¡La Chispa! Regional Workshop helps serve between 100-250 middle level Latino students and creates a leadership opportunity for 15-20 of their Latino high school student leaders.
Questions? Contact Vincent Perez, 360.497.5323 or fill out the form below.
¡LA CHISPA! IS A PROGRAM OF THE
ONE-DAY REGIONAL BILINGUAL WORKSHOPS
¡La Chispa! ayuda a que estudiantes tengan confianza en sí mismos, fortalezcan su identidad cultural y aumenten su éxito académico. Tres factores que determinan el éxito del estudiante, los cuales son: adultos que son modelos positivos, la participación en la escuela y el servicio comunitario. ¡La Chispa! ofrece avance en estas tres áreas.
¡La Chispa! (The Spark) helps students build their self-confidence, strengthen their cultural identity and increase their academic success. Student success is largely dependent on three factors: positive adult role models, involvement in school and community service. ¡La Chispa! offers students advancement in all three areas.
Hosting ¡La Chispa! at your school!
HIGH SCHOOL MENTORS
Let us know your t-shirt size!
Mentor Training VIDEOs
Serve as a ¡La Chispa! Mentor
Serve as a role model for the one-day workshop
Facilitate a group of 9-14 middle school students
Participate with enthusiasm
Share your dreams and success with younger students
Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. to help the facilitators set up. You will receive a T-shirt and a notebook with handouts, lesson plans and schedule.
The day ends at 2:00 p.m.
Host Site Requirements
15-20 High School Mentors
Gym space with bleachers
Sound system with two microphones and i-Pod capability
2-3 long tables for registration process
Separate adviser meeting room for 15-20 people from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
3-4 lined garbage cans for trash after lunch
Large orange sign 12 feet long x 6 feet high (two lengths of 12 feet butcher paper taped together) that reads:
Dream * Learn * Serve
Soñar * Aprender * Servir
Select high school mentors.
Confirm gym reservation, sound system with 2 microphones and ipod jack, 2-3 tables and 3-4 garbage cans (with permission to eat in the gym or adjacent area).
Guide high school mentors on middle school outreach and press release outreach. Encourage students to document their volunteer hours and coach them on how to reach out to principals and the press.
High School Mentors:
Create a space (notebook, cellphone note, etc.) to record your tasks and time spent on the ¡La Chispa! workshop for volunteer hours.
Middle School Outreach: This can be in the form of a letter, email or personal visit. Be sure to use the ¡La Chispa! Registration Form during your outreach. Make appointments with principals of your feeder schools if you are going to visit. In a group of 3-4 visit the principal and make your "pitch!"
¡La Chispa! Press Release: A press release is a written communication directed at members of the news media. They can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations or television stations. We have created a press release template for each host-site. Reach out directly to each news source and be sure to prepare statements about your story and how ¡La Chispa! impacts you and your school.
One Week Out
Create ¡La Chispa! backdrop
Watch facilitation videos and practice the activities.
Prepare volunteer paperwork to be signed by ¡La Chispa! Facilitator or your adviser.
Make plans to arrive at 7:30am on the day of your ¡La Chispa! Workshop.
2017/2018 School Year
Thursday, November 2 at HUB Sports Center: Spokane
Thursday, November 2 at Renton High School: King County
Thursday, November 2 at Elma High School: Grays Harbor
Friday, November 3 at Mt. Tahoma High School: Tacoma SD Only (9:30 a.m. start)
Friday, November 3 at Mountain View High School: Vancouver
Tuesday, November 7 at Mark Morris High School: Longview/Kelso
Tuesday, November 7 at Fife High School: South King County
Thursday, November 9 at Wahluke High School: Mattawa/Greater Tri-Cities
Tuesday, November 14 at Eastmont High School: Wenatchee
Thursday, November 16 at Cavelero Mid High: Everett
Thursday, November 16 at Centralia High School: Lewis County
Thursday, November 16 at Selah High School: Yakima
Friday, November 17 at Kent-Meridian High School: Kent SD Only
Friday, November 17 at Lynnwood High School: Lynnwood
2016-2017 School Year
Eastmont High School, Thursday, 10/27/2016
Washington High School, Tuesday, 11/1/2016
Auburn-Riverside School, Tuesday, 11/1/2016
Cavelero Mid High, Thursday, 11/3/2016
Moses Lake High School, Friday, 11/4/2016
Mt. View High School, Tuesday, 11/8/2016
Columbia Basin College, Tuesday, 11/8/2016
Centralia High School, Thursday, 11/10/2016
Spokane HUB, Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Mark Morris HS, Thursday, 11/17/2016
Lynnwood High School, Friday, 11/18/2016
Selah High School, Thursday, 12/8/2016
Fife High School, Friday, 1/5/2017
Kent-Meridian High School, Friday, 1/19/2017
2015-2016 School Year
October 20, 2015 Everett CC
October 22, 2015 Columbia Basin College
October 29, 2015 Thomas Jefferson HS
November 3, 2015 Clark College
November 10, 2015 Kent-Meridian HS
November 17, 2015 Cascadia College
November 19, 2015 Washington HS
November 19, 2015 University of Washington
November 20, 2015 Big Bend CC
November 20, 2015 Kelso HS
November 20, 2015 Lynnwood HS
November 20, 2015 Spokane CC
December 1, 2015 Fife HS
December 8, 2015 Wenatchee Valley College
2014-2015 School Year
October 23, 2014: Centralia HS
November 13, 2014: Lynnwood HS
November 18, 2014: Cavelero Mid High
November 18, 2014: CBC: Toppenish HS
January 7, 2015: Kent-Meridian HS
January 15, 2015: RA Long HS
February 4, 2015: Sumner HS
February 5, 2015: Shoreline Conference Center
February 11, 2015: Icicle River MS
February 12, 2015: UPS
February 19, 2015: Mountain View HS
April 3, 2015: Brewster HS
Seattle World School Nov 13
Centralia HS, Nov 13
Toppenish HS, Nov 13
Lynnwood HS, Nov 14
Cavelero Mid High, Nov 19
Kent-Meridian HS, Nov 19
Moses Lake HS, Nov 20
Washington HS, Nov 20
Eastmont JH, Nov 21
LaVenture MS, Nov 21
RA Long HS, Jan 16
Hudson's Bay HS, Jan 23
Cavelero Mid High, Nov 8
Kent-Meridian HS, Nov 28
La Venture MS, Nov 15
Lynnwood HS, Nov 27
Mark Morris HS, Nov 28
Shoreline SD, Nov 28
Spokane Valley, Nov 14
Sumner HS, Nov 14
Washington HS, Nov 27
Centralia HS, Jan 22
Eastmont JH, Jan 15
Hudson's Bay HS, Jan 24
Kennewick HS, Jan 24
Toppenish HS, Jan 16