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Henry Lear

Henry Lear
Southside High School
Greenville, SC

Henry will create a service project called “Unidos” to help Latino students who are not proficient in English. In both Southside and other Greenville Country Schools, a “buddy” system will be implements where new students with limited English skills will be paired with a bilingual student to help them in distinct situations such as navigating the guidance department and school facilities. There will also be an after-school tutoring aspect of this project where Spanish teachers tutor ESOL students, then hand them off to other tutors in other subjects. The third part of this project is to hold workshops and create leaflets on the immigration process to make things clearer not only for students but also their parents. The last part is to have bilingual signage and translated letters to allow Spanish-speaking parents to understand what is going on in their child’s educational environment.