The Boulder Classics Department now co-ordinates a Classics outreach program at Casey Middle School. Meeting once a week during an afterschool period, we harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy while making the ancient Mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds. Students who take Latin routinely outperform their peers on the verbal section of the SAT and on other standardized tests. That’s far from the only reason why all school children should have the chance to learn Latin, though. Our volunteers introduce students to the basics of the Latin language while exploring Roman culture and its connections to our own, using high energy activities that keep students engaged. We are motivated by a desire to share our love of Classics with students who otherwise have little opportunity to explore our field, and we hope thereby to show that the study of Classics is meant for - and can truly benefit - everyone.
Questions? Please email Reina.Callier@colorado.edu. All Classics graduates and undergraduates are warmly invited to participate in this program as volunteers. Please email Reina if you are interested.