|With Lupita Ayon and Carla Jackson|
On Monday evening, I attended the Para Los Niños open house for the Aprendamos Juntos program at Hazel Valley Elementary. Lupita Ayon, the interim executive director of Para Los Niños, threw a great party with taquitos to nourish the stomach and lots of great information about the program to nourish the soul. PLN board members were also present, including our own Deputy Superintendent Dr. Carla Jackson. I was really impressed with the Aprendamos Juntos ("Let's Learn Together") model, which includes a Spanish language pre-school, an elementary age literacy support that's getting great results, and English language classes for parents. The program meets twice a week in the evening and is truly good for the whole family. It's community organizations like Para Los Niños that are making a difference for kids in Highline!