We chose holidays because they are fun and exciting times for children. We believe that children can relate to them and that they are great starting points for critical discussions. Critical discussions that use words like race, stereotype, and privilege. And, discussions that start in early childhood and never stop. We pair this with our love for education to create curriculums that encourage children to think critically about history, culture, and religion.
Our mission at Raising A Legacy is to empower and uplift others. This is done by giving parents and caregivers the tools to teach their children from an anti-bias/anti-racist lens. We also offer the curriculums for the holidays that are not considered the “norm” in our society for free in order to increase accessibility. We want children to be able to see themselves being represented and learn about special moments in their peers’ lives. Because this builds empathy, which we hope will one day turn into action.
We work with people that celebrate each holiday to make sure they are represented respectfully and accurately and are currently working towards building a full-time team of individuals that represent all the holidays offered.
Meet the creator!
Niki is a homeschooling mother of four biracial children. She creates the format of the curriculum and does the book reviews. Her children make sure each activity is kid-approved. She also has a passion for education and dismantling systems of oppression.
Meet the designer!
Arlene Soto is a homeschooling mother of 3 with a passion for diversity, inclusivity, and education. She is a Hispanic graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator and takes care of Raising A Legacy’s branding, website and designs all the curriculum packets.
“I’m in this for the long haul, I stand firmly behind the work that RAL is doing and am so glad that I’ve been able to be a part of this legacy.”
To view more of her work or contact her, check out intricate-designs.com