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Diversity & Inclusion: Spanish Club Teaches Children

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Gala.

On September 30th, the Spanish Club visited JSU’s Child Development Center (CDC), which offers childcare to JSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the community. The CDC opened in August 2022 and continues to expand special programing through partnerships with JSU clubs and departments.

According to CDC Director Nikki Truss, the CDC is “dedicated to maintaining and expanding Latin American and Spanish culture and language through partnering with the Spanish Club. The Club worked one-on one-with the children ages three and four in creating a Latin America Bulletin Board where they discussed Spanish colors as well as different locations in Latin America. They used dual language while teaching the students some Spanish words.” Truss added, “It was amazing to witness.”

The Spanish Club plans to visit again on October 14th to teach some of the children how to make empanadas and give them the opportunity to taste authentic Colombian empanadas. In addition, this end of the Heritage Month celebration will feature a Latin parade.

“We look forward to our celebration and intend on reaching out to the Spanish Club throughout the year,” said Truss. “Thanks for all the work the students are doing to make this month great!’

For more information on the Spanish Club, contact Spanish Club President Alexzandria Quintero at aquintero@stu.jsu.edu.

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