Project L.E.A.D’s Purpose:

Project L.E.A.D stands for Legal Enrichment And Decision-making and is a crime prevention program designed to teach fifth graders positive values, self esteem and other valuable life lessons. 

How much of your time is needed (less than one hour):

We need your participation to make this program a success!  With the exception of two dates listed below, you need only donate less than an hour.  It would be ideal if you could volunteer on several dates, but it’s not required.

Why this project needs your support:

The impact of your participation cannot be underestimated. Many of the children that attend Laura G. Rodriguez Elementary School are Latino.  These children need to hear from successful people like you, who support and/ or are a part of the Latino community.  The need has never been greater.

Consider the following data:  According to a 2011 report by Education Week, only 57 percent of Latinos graduated high school in 2008, compared to 78 percent of Caucasians. The Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, (2011) reports that 17.6 percent of Latinos dropped out of high school in 2009, compared to 5.2 percent of Caucasians. Additionally, the Sentencing Project reports that based on its study of incarceration rates using 2005 data, the rate of Hispanics incarcerated nationwide is nearly double that of Caucasians. These figures are not acceptable. With your help, we can use Project L.E.A.D. to positively impact our children and their future. To volunteer, please contact Project L.E.A.D. Co-chairs Alara Chilton and Luis Osana at sdprojectleadinfo@gmail.com

DATES WE NEED VOLUNTEERS/ 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE 

All classes are from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at Laura G. Rodriquez Elementary School in San Diego, unless otherwise noted below. Please arrive a few minutes early to park and walk to the classroom of Ms. Marissa Torres. Room 505

Laura G. Rodriguez Elementary School
The address:

825 S. 31st.
San Diego, CA 92113
Room 505
Ms. Marissa Torres is the teacher

Friday, January 10th 2:00 to 2:45 PM

The Honorable Gonzalo Curiel will be there.

 

Lesson 1: Introductory Lesson

Friday, January 17th2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 2: The Rule of Law

Friday, January 24th2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lessons 5 & 6: The Payoff

Friday, January 31st2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 7: Truant

Date to be determined9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Field Trip East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

 

Friday, February 7th2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 8: School Bully

 Friday, February 21st2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 14: Shoplifting & Vandalism

Friday, February 28th2:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 16: Making the Right Choice

Friday, March 72:00 to 2:45 PM

Lesson 17: The Trial (practice)

Friday March 149 to 12 (this time not yet confirmed)

Lesson 17: The Trial /Courtroom

      

Driving Directions to Laura Rodriguez: Int. 5, take the 28th Street exit toward National Ave., take the ramp toward 28th St. North/National Ave. Slight right onto S. 27th St. Right onto National Ave. Left onto S. 31st St.

East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility (EMJDF) address:

East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
446 Alta Rd., Suite 6100San Diego, CA 92158
(619) 671-4400

Driving Directions to EMJDF: Int. 5, take the 28th Street exit toward National Ave., take the ramp toward 28th St. North/National Ave. Slight right onto S. 27th St. Right onto National Ave. Left onto S. 31st St.

East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility (EMJDF) address:
East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
446 Alta Rd., Suite 6100
San Diego, CA 92158
(619) 671-4400