Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LAA’s Latino youth conference will attract nearly 2,000 participants to Emory University

Now in its 14th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts more than 1,700 students, parents, teachers and volunteers. Last year, students from 53 middle and high schools from all over Georgia attended the Latino Youth Leadership Conference at Emory University. I attended this event last year with my daughter and it blew me away. From how well it was organized to the amazing speakers, dedicated sponsors and volunteers this is one event that I always look forward to go every year.

Registration is now closed!

The conference’s objectives are to:
  •  Motivate and inspire Latino students to pursue college
  • Promote career exploration
  • Provide students with the tools and skills to help them access a college education
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Offer college networking opportunities

WHAT:  The Latin American Association’s 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, a daylong event filled with high energy, motivational speakers, workshops and activities for Latino youth, including a College and Career Fair. The conference’s goal is to motivate Latino youth to pursue higher education. Workshop topics include how to apply for scholarships and financial aid; how to do the college application; how to build your brand; careers in science; etc. Conference registration for students is now full.

AT&T is the conference’s presenting sponsor.

WHO: More than 1,300 Latino middle and high school students from all over Georgia, their parents and teachers, as well as college student volunteers, for  a total of nearly 2,000 participants

Featured speakers include nationally renowned youth motivational speaker Gabe Salazar; Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of the book “Enrique's Journey;” and Dr. Alicia Abella, executive director of research at AT&T Labs.

WHERE: Emory University. Conference starts at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (Wood PEC), 600 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: Aixa Pascual at 404-638-1823 or apascual@thelaa.org

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