H-SANTA MARIA

Sep 18, 2013 8:38 PM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

High schools help younger students learn about Latino heritage

September is Latino Heritage Month and some high schoolers in Santa Maria are helping to teach elementary school kids about cultural heritage through reading.

The Santa Maria High School Chicano and Latino Studies Class went to Sanchez Elementary School to read books to the younger students.

Their teachers says the program allows students to share the rich legacy of Latino history ,encourages them to be proud of their heritage, and promotes higher education.

National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It's observed throughout the country from September 15 through October 15.

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