Steinbeck Youth Institute Approved

From Pete Barraza, SYI Director: On Wednesday of this week, the SMMUSD school board approved the 2016-17 Steinbeck Youth Institute, a 5-day program rooted in academic inquiry and application modeled after the NEH Steinbeck Institute for educators across the country. This year's Institute will take place from Thursday, October 6th, through Monday, October 10th. We … Continue reading Steinbeck Youth Institute Approved


Santa Monica High teacher launching new Steinbeck program

Appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press By Katie Osaki: Santa Monica High School could initiate a new national youth program focused on the works of John Steinbeck. Samohi English teacher Pete Barraza is a member of the National Endowment for the Humanities Steinbeck Institute and has spent the past year preparing to start a Steinbeck … Continue reading Santa Monica High teacher launching new Steinbeck program