Education

March 2019

Coat of Arms Help La Semilla Students Learn More About One Another

By |2019-03-04T16:40:52+00:00March 4th, 2019|Education, La Semilla, Little Village|

One of the goals for La Semilla after school program has been to help the students get to know one another. An activity that has helped us work towards achieving this goal was creating and sharing their “Coat of Arms.” Within each section of their Coat of Arms are different prompts where they can share […]

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February 2019

Helping youth think outside “the box” for career options

By |2019-02-15T19:21:56+00:00February 15th, 2019|Education, Humboldt Park, In-School Mentoring, Mentoring, Programs|

Youth in the mentoring program at Piccolo Elementary explored different career paths by filling out a career cluster survey. Prior to this activity, they were all certain on what they would be when they grow up. Some wanted to be professional athletes or dancers and one in particular wanted to be a professional gamer. Demarion […]

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January 2019

Diving into the world of medicine

By |2019-01-16T18:12:14+00:00January 16th, 2019|Education, In-School Mentoring|

A UIC student has been attending our in-school mentoring program at Gary Elementary to teach the students about the world of medicine. They have been learning concepts such as neurological responses to stress and trauma and effects of drugs on the body. Youth have been receptive to the information and have been able to apply […]

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November 2018

La Semilla Students Invite Their Famillies for a Night of Fun

By |2018-11-21T16:47:37+00:00November 21st, 2018|Education, La Semilla, Little Village, Location, Programs|

La Semilla after-school program hosted a Community Dinner for our students and their families. Nearly all of our current students and families were able to attend! Everyone enjoyed a dinner of fajitas, rice, beans & pizza.

After dinner, families participated in a series of fun team activities. Activity […]

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July 2018

April 2018

The Vine Students Make a Awesome Mural!

By |2018-04-13T21:08:08+00:00April 16th, 2018|Education, Humboldt Park, Location, Mentoring, Programs, The Vine|

The Vine, which is our after-school program in Humboldt Park, has been digging into art and exploring different concepts to express our creativity.  Last month we brainstormed, planned, and completed a classroom mural that incorporated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with everything we have been learning about Heaven.  The mural started out as a land straight out […]

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March 2018

La Semilla Teaching Students to Trust in God

By |2018-03-12T19:23:45+00:00March 12th, 2018|Education, La Semilla, Little Village, Programs|

This semester at La Semilla After-School Program the students have been learning about the life and ministry of Jesus. One week they focused on the story of Jesus calming the storm on the lake, and the students re-enacted the story with boats they had created. They also drew a picture of a moment when they were afraid, […]

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February 2018