Actor and Founder of the Youth Cinema Project (YCP) Edward James Olmos visited Del Mar High School’s Latino Film Institute English Enrichment classes. The classes are part of the Youth Cinema Project, which focused on teaching literacy and enrichment through reviewing and creating films.
“I am here to say thank you,” said Olmos. “You can see the power and the strength of what we do here. It is all about self-esteem, self-respect and self-worth.”
The YCP was recently assessed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity. Through studies, observations and surveying of students, the report found the YCP demonstrates the power and potential to change schools, classrooms, and the future of students from culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds as a curricular and instructional program.
“I want to say thank you to the school district for allowing us to assess the potential of this program and for allowing us to be a part of this school system,” said Olmos at the end of his visit.
We are proud to offer enrichment programs that not only work to improve student outcomes for English Learner students but also improve the culture and environment for these students.