The Monterey County Health Department has adapted the cultural activities in the Youth Empowerment Solutions Curriculum to meet the needs of the Mexican American youth. The Health Department implemented YES in Salinas, CA as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STRYVE Program.
These sessions are intended to be used in conjunction with the Youth Empowerment Solutions Curriculum, Second Edition.
This list shows the Mexican American cultural sessions and the corresponding sessions from the YES Curriculum that they are intended to replace:
|Adapted Session||Original Session|
|Session 1.1: Welcome and Getting to Know You||Session 1.1: Welcome and Getting to Know You|
|Session 1.2: Mexican Cultural Heritage and Altar Project||Session 1.2: Cultural Heritage and Masks Project|
|Session 1.4: Teamwork and the Farmworker Movement||Session 1.4: Teamwork and Social Change Movements|
|Session 1.5: Learning about Leaders||Session 1.5: Learning about Leaders|
|Session 2.1: Learning about Community through Mexican Proverbs||Session 2.1: Learning about Community through Proverbs|
|Session 2.2: The Mexican American Community & Media Stereotypes||Session 2.2: Community & Media Stereotypes|