The Latinos in Action has one job, to help. Last year, the Latinos In Action held a food drive. They did it again this year. “We did the food drive because we did it last year, and it worked,” said Angeles Gaitan, a ninth grade student at SJHS. “It also is a good way to help people out,” said Angeles.
The food drive was also a competition, where the seventh period classes went for the most food donated. The winner, Mr. Taylor’s class, got a pizza party.
The food went to the Community Action Services and Food Bank, which are in south Provo, according to Mr. Beebe, the Latinos In Action teacher at SJHS. The Latinos In Action participated in the food drive this year, because they did it last year and it seemed to work, according to Daniela Melendez, a ninth grade student at SJHS.
SJHS has donated 4,246 items, according to Mr. Beebe.
“As part of the class, we look for service projects we can help out with. The food drive is one we participated in last year and we decided to do it again this year,” said Mr. Beebe.
The Latinos In Action also does other service projects for the community, including peer tutoring at the elementary schools, according to Angeles Gaitan.
They also do lessons for themselves, like leadership training, according to Ihovanni Tinoco, a ninth grade student at SJHS.
“I think it helps build the school community. It’s good that we’re all working together to help accomplish something worthwhile,” said Mr. Beebe, “I also like the competition aspect of it with the classes. I think competition helps make it more fun.”