Día de los Muertos Bread Baking/ Sell Event The purpose of organizing an event to sell bread on Día de los Muertos is intended to bring students, parents, and the community together. During this event, they will work collaboratively to create awareness about celebrating cultural diversity, and educating youth to engage in meaningful community service. Students, parents, and the community will be invited to attend to a Día de los Muertos Bread Baking/ Sell event at a local bakery. The event will take place on a Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All participants may check in, and leave at any time, but they must help for at least an hour. If students attend to the event, they will receive a free homework pass, and if they bring a guest, they obtain five extra credit points. Students who volunteer all day will receive community service hours that will count to meet the high school graduation/ scholarship requirements. In addition, anyone who volunteers receives a free sample of the delicious traditional Mexican bread. An important component of this event is that students at the bred stand will be assigned to share orally the traditional Mexican stories about Día de los Muertos with members of the community. This event will be intended to create a culturally diverse united community.
Field Trip to the Museum of Tolerance All the money raised from the Día de los Muertos Bread Baking/ Sell event will be donated to a Title I local elementary school. The funds must be used by the school to take students on a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance located in Los Angeles. The main goal of this initiative is to educate children about the importance of valuing diversity, and creating a more just society. This service learning component will be a meaningful learning experience for all students, because they will learn the value of working collaboratively to contribute positively to their community.
The overall goal is get students active in their community by collaborating with people from different cultures, build relationships, and become better people. Through working with individuals from underrepresented communities and visiting the Museum of Tolerance, students will learn to challenge their own biases and prejudices, and become more accepting citizens who contribute positively to their communities.