African-American Latino Scholars

AdvisorAriana Akram –

Student Club Leaders: Merkeb Amanuel – and Thierno Barry –

Day and Time of Meeting: Thursdays, 3:30pm-5:00pm (may change dependent on METCO late bus), Location TBD

Description: The African-American Latino Scholars program has historically been a recognition program that identifies students of color at LHS who are exceptional in their achievement and potential for leadership. It drives these students to reach for higher goals and set high standards for themselves. Additionally, it rewards them by offering access to additional supports and by increasing their content knowledge about matters related to their racial and cultural identities. Most importantly, this program encourages students to develop personal relationships that will help them be successful now and in the future. It does this through field trips, seminars, community service, readings, guest speakers, weekly discussion groups, and mentorship with successful adults who look like them. The AALS program honors student commitment to their academics and fosters a culture of high scholastic achievement for African-American and Latino students at LHS.