Published: April 24, 2018

Aquetza Summer Program KGNUOn the April 25 edition of AMPLIFY, host Jennifer Ciplet was joined in the studio by three members of the CU Boulder Aquetza Summer Program. Guests Jason Romero, Adriana Escorza and Magnolia Landa-Posas spoke about their experiences founding, creating, attending and growing the Aquetza program for Colorado's high school youth interested in learning about Latino/Chicano history in a Colorado/U.S. context.

Aquetza - which means "hold your chin up" in the Mesoamerican Nahuatl language - is a free, 10-day summer residential program on the CU Boulder campus that provides high school students with strong ties to Chicano/Latino communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging Chicano/Latino youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities. The Aquetza summer program includes rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science. Each summer, youth participants are invited to see themselves as scholars – as holders and producers of new and valuable knowledge – while gaining new experiences that develop their skills to become leaders in their communities.

Ways to listen to the April 25 Edition of AMPLIFY:

  • tune into KGNU at 9am on Wednesday, April 25
  • listen online anytime after the show airs via our CU Engage Soundcloud page
  • subscribe to AMPLIFY on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts (search "Amplify CU Engage")