"Thank you so much for coming and showing me what it means to be a courageous leader. It will come in handy to know how to speak up for what I need to."

Angela R., 5th Grade Student, Redeemer Lutheran School

Courage in Action

Grades 5th-6th | Up to 30 Students  |  5 One-Hour Sessions (Including a Follow-Up)

In this program, youth travel back in time to study the life of Cesar Chavez. Through acting out his community organizing model, youth learn how to become courageous leaders and to help shape their own opinions and plans to solve the real world problems they face every day. The goal of this program is to deepen classroom understanding of being allies and leaders in the students’ communities.

Visit the Courage in Action blog to see updates on what our students are doing to become courageous allies and confident leaders in their communities.

Goals & Outcomes


To deepen classroom understanding of being allies and leaders in their communities

After Courage In Action, teachers will:

  • See an increase in students verbalizing that they recognize a problem in their school or community
  • See a decrease in students confronting problems in a violent, aggressive manner
  • See an increase in students discussing larger world issues or problems
  • Report they are able to educate their peers about the issues they face

What will your students learn?

TEKS Addressed
  • Supplement to General Health Curriculum
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Interpersonal Skills
Themes and Skills
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Social & Emotional Literacy
  • Food Justice
  • Social Justice
  • Historical Concepts
  • Critical Thinking