Given the consistently poor academic performances of Latino English Language Learners (ELL) students, coupled with the known academic and behavioral benefits of physical activity, we implemented a culturally sensitive physical activity-based intervention designed to develop responsibility through movement among ELL Latina 5th graders. Two UMass Boston professors and four graduate students partnered with faculty at the Dever School to deliver this strength-based intervention.
Partners include: City Connects and Dever-McCormack.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Hayden, Laura A.; Cook, Amy L.; and Silva, Meghan R., "UMass Boston and Dever School: Supporting At-Risk Youth through Physical Activity" (2014). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 194.