Grade Level: 3-4
Student: José Lara
Teacher: Leticia Yñiguez-Gómez
Chapter: United Teachers of Los Angeles
César Chávez inspires me to not only be a part of, but to lead an organization. Just as César Chávez helped the farm workers, I will help students. Just as he succeeded, I will too. People may say that I am too little, however, I can still go to my dad’s protest and help out. He is a teacher and he is part of a Union. When I get older I’m going to be just like him and César Chávez. I’m going to get a good education and create an organization.
I’ll go down in history just like César Chávez. If I wasn’t nine, I’d already be in the history books. I know this because my family started like César Chávez. My grandpa was a farmer. My Grandpa picked oranges just like César Chávez picked grapes. My grandfather had to move to Orange County from Mexico because of his job as a farm worker.
When I get older I want to be a teacher so I can help students. I go to First Street Elementary School and I tried to create an organization there called the First Street Student Union, but none of the other kids wanted to do it. Right when I was going to give up, I found out that I didn’t have to be out protesting all the time. I could save that for when I get older. For now I am going to study hard in school. Learning about César Chávez taught me how important being in a union is.