ADVANCING LATINX ACHIEVEMENT & SUCCESS

Advancing Latinx Achievement & Success (ALAS) is a community-driven, county-wide conference that aims to increase college admissions and STEM career exposure to our Latinx students. Since 2019, under Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) leadership, ALAS organizes activities and supplies targeted resources to promote college readiness for elementary, middle, and high school students. Over 160 schools across Santa Clara County participate, of which many of their students will be the first in their families to go to college. 

ALAS 2022 IMPLEMENTATION Q&A

HOW TO ACCESS ALL THE VIRTUAL CONTENT? 

ALAS 2022 virtual content includes a series of inspirational speakers, Latinx cultural immersion videos, live parent workshops and grade-specific workshops for students and their families. In order to access each workshop, you must complete the registration link below. All contents will be available starting March 2, 2022! 

Please register for audience-specific workshops below:

HOW TO EMBED ALAS 2022 VIRTUAL CONTENT INTO YOUR DAILY CURRICULUM? 

All ALAS 2022 virtual workshops are designed in small bites (15-30 maximum in length). It is great for you to present these videos during a school assembly, a college readiness lesson, break time and assign the College Activity as homework for students to complete. If you're planning lessons for multiple grades, check out the K-12 Fast Forward to College Curriculum below for more detailed lesson plans. 

 

Here is a sample of 45-60 minute lesson plan:

  1. Show an inspirational speaker

  2. Show a cultural immersion video

  3. Show a chosen lesson and work on college activity 

LESSON PLANS

K-12 FAST FORWARD

TO COLLEGE CURRICULUM

 

Designed by UC Berkeley Center for Educational Partnerships, the Fast Forward to College lesson plans aim to create a college-going culture for your students. The resource includes 25-30 minute lessons for elementary, middle and high school students where educators can easily embed them into your existing lesson or activity of the day. 

SAMPLE LESSON

ARE THE WORKSHOPS APPROPRIATE FOR MY NON-SPANISH SPEAKING STUDENTS?

All workshops are in English and some Spanish. We encourage you to show these videos during instructional hours or after-school activity hours so your students can discuss them with their peers. 

If you have any other questions and concerns, please email alas@svefoundation.org

ALAS 2022 INSPIRATIONAL & CULTURAL VIDEOS