9th-12th grade students enrolled in a month-long Intersession class organized by members of their faculty and service-learning coaches from the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. For three hours a day for four weeks, students learned about The New Majority 2000 and planned various community projects that would help address the needs of this new majority. They planned an assembly for the senior students at school where they were informed of important political issues such as the environment, military, the Patriot Act, gay marriage, and education and were given the opportunity to register to vote. The culminating project was a community focused rally held on Cesar Chavez Day to empower and inform community members about the importance of voting and being civically involved.
Cesar Chavez Foundation, "The New Majority 2000" (2000). Project Summaries. 22.