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

By Tiffany Huertas

Some local students are embracing their culture through a club at their school.

“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 said.

Fiorella helped create the “Proud Latinas,” a club where students celebrate their culture and discuss topics impacting the Latino community.

“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 student at KIPP Aspire Academy said.

Last year, they hosted different activities to get the entire school involved.

“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 said.

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