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Welcome to Journey Through Our Heritage


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JTOH is one of the nation’s most innovative and unique multi-cultural educational programs. Sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Department of Chicano/Chicana Studies and Department of Africana Studies, our  program partners college peer mentors with local high school students. Our goal is to engage students in a yearlong program that enhances the public school systems curriculum in the areas of African American, Native American Chicano/a, Mexicana/o, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

The grand finale of the yearlong endeavor is an academic “knowledge bowl” between participating high school teams. Our Program also encourages all teams to participate in service learning projects throughout the community. Students have the opportunity to be part of the  MSU Denver  Mauricio Saravia Literary Journal and to connect with leading cultural arts and science institutions such as the  such as the History Colorado Center, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens and numerous nonprofits through out Colorado.

                                     Let the Jornada Begin!




JTOH Core Events 2013-2014

JTOH Teams: The Resources Tab on the left sidebar has the documents you will need throughout the JTOH school year 


For info on Points and Community Service Click Here 

Welcome Back Ceremony  

 Friday Sept. 19, 2014

6 p.m.-8:30  p.m.

 History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway  Denver, Co.) 



Cultural Expressions Competition

Friday Dec. 12, 2014

 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

St. Cajetans  Event Center Auraria Campus           


Poetry anthologies are due February 27th!!!

Mauricio Saravia Literary Journal and Competition

Friday  Feb. 27, 2015    

(Submitted electronically to   


 Tlatchli Game Competition 

Friday April 17, 2015    

5:30 p.m.-  8:30 p.m.

St. Cajetans, 9th Street Park, and Lawrence St. Mall  on Auraria Campus   



Awards Ceremony 

May 8th2015 

5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. 

Tivoli Turnhalle


For JTOH Student Org. Events please click here

For past events please click here