Little Feet Walk Loud: Jazlin Mendoza [Video] – Generation Justice

During Generation Justice’s Summer Intensive training, new youth producers learned about the importance of early childhood development for New Mexico through our interactive training entitled “Little Feet Walk Loud.” This training approaches the topic of early childhood development, and more specifically early brain development, as a social justice issue. Participants are challenged to expand their definitions of social justice by connecting early brain development to issues like prison incarceration rates, high school graduation rates, and state budget allocations.

In this video, Generation Justice Youth Producer Jazlin Mendoza reflects on what she has learned about early childhood development through the “Little Feet Walk Loud” training and also as part of the Strong Starts youth production team. Jazlin expresses the need for more investment into early childhood programs, and also draws the connections between the lack of investments and prison incarcerations.