Watts parents are collecting funds for Libertad, an initiative to offer Spanish language instruction to Watts students. We are gathering funds for a part time teacher, who will immerse our Pre-K and Kindergarten students in a 30-minute class twice a week this fall. This teacher will also lead a Spanish club for 1st-5th grade students, within school hours. Our school does not have the funds to cover this initiative, but we can still make it happen if we all chip in!
This initiative will increase intercultural opportunities for students and families. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in Durham and the US; students can put it to good use all day, every day. Bringing Spanish to Watts will show our support to the Hispanic community in Durham. This initiative will be a first step to push for inclusion of foreign language education in all public schools.