A Program for Developing the Leadership Skills of Chicano/Latino Youth
|A West High School student.
"Faces and Voices of Chicano/Latino Leaders" project is a co-creation of the Utah Coalition of La Raza (UCLR) and the Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA). This project aims to provide leadership skill training for high-school age Chicano/Latino youth living in the greater Salt Lake City area.
Supported by Comcast, the initial project began in 2010, took eighteen months, and provide training for fifteen young people to carry out a documentary project focused on Chicano/Latino leaders in Utah. Specifically, students conducted audio and video oral history interviews and took documentary photographs of selected leaders with the goal of shaping this material into an interactive website.
Students participating in the program attended Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, West High School, Highland High School, and AMES (Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science). They received class credit for their project work as well as stipends.
Currently, CDEA staff is selecting student produced oral history material and photographs for presentation in a joint UCLR-CDEA website.