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About 40 students are part of KIPP Aspire Academy’s ‘Proud Latinas’ club

SAN ANTONIO – Some native students are embracing their tradition by way of a club at their faculty.

“We wanted to create a safe space for the girls to where they can feel empowered as Latina,” Fiorella Fachini, ESL coordinator at KIPP Aspire Academy stated.

Fiorella helped create the “Proud Latinas,” a club the place students have a good time their tradition and talk about matters impacting the Latino group.

“Something that made me want to join this club was just knowing that I would be able to learn about my heritage,” Mia Martinez, a scholar at KIPP Aspire Academy stated.

Last year, they hosted completely different actions to get your entire faculty concerned.

“We created for Hispanic Heritage Month posters from different hispanic famous people from different countries. We also did an altar and we also celebrated Mexico Independence with Mariachis, so we welcomed everybody in the morning with mariachis,” Fachini stated.

This fall, students are excited to create an altar that shall be displayed at MuertosFest at Hemisfair.

“It brings us all together. It helps us learn more about our loved ones that past away,” Martinez stated.

This year the 40 students are part of the advisory club, that takes place firstly of the varsity day.

“We’ve seen a lot of changes in different girls like their self esteem has gone up. Their sense of leadership, we’ve seen girls that though they couldn’t be a leader, be leaders of different projects that we have,” Fachini stated.

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