Former Congressman, Robert García, visited us on January 28 and shared an interesting talk with our 6th graders in the Belkis Escribano Klau Elementary Library. Bob García, was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents and we are proud to say that he became the first Puerto Rican to serve in the state senate. During his conversation with the 6th graders, he discussed his role as a former Congressman in the U.S.A. Congress, the importance of citizen participation in the government process and the true meaning of democracy, among other topics.
Aligned with our IB units of study, García also spoke about the importance of developing CHARACTER to achieve goals in life. Students had a chance to ask questions about García’s experience in Congress and a very interesting discussion about Puerto Rico’s political status was conducted.
We want to thank Former Congressman, Robert García, for taking the time to talk to our students. It was really inspirational to hear his story! We also want to thank all the teachers that made this activity possible.