By Juliet Garcia-Gonzales, Sembrando Semillas Project.
In a couple of weeks, the Sembrando Semillas youth and youth from other communities will be attending the NMAA first annual La Escuelita de las Acequias. The Escuelita is a 3 part series that will be held between the months of February and September 2012. The formation of La Escuelita is based on community based education that is unique and relevant to acequias, and the purpose is to cultivate the next generation of acequia parciantes and community leaders. Through this engagement, we hope to increase leadership in our youth, and inspire community action. We expect 10-15 youth participants, and activities will include core values, reflection, acequia governance, and open dialogue.