13th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference
“Education…The Stepping Stone To Your Future”: Identity, Knowledge and Leadership
Join us for the 13th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, presented by AT&T and hosted in partnership with the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) and Emory University.
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Emory University - Main Campus: 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Who Should Attend: Students in grades 6th through 12th; Parents and all School Staff and Faculty
Cost: FREE! Breakfast and lunch provided!
We will offer educational workshops, cultural performances and activities. There will be an exhibit area with Colleges, Universities and nonprofit organizations such as Hispanic Scholarship Fund who will provide information and resources for students. Some of our event sponsors are Verizon, Wells Fargo, and State Farm to name a few. The primary focus of this annual conference is to provide today’s youth with the necessary tools to succeed in life and achieve their potential goals.
This conference provides variety of topics for students, teachers and parents, including education, leadership, diversity and challenges facing youth today. Our objectives are to:
The goal of the conference is to increase the educational attainment of Latino students so they can pursue higher education. The Latino Youth Leadership Conference has become the catalyst for Latino youth in Georgia to pursue their educational goals and improve their chances of success.
The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an exciting and inspirational day where Latino youth have the unique opportunity to spend a day in dialogue with community leaders and experts surrounding topics such as leadership development, continued education, cultural awareness, and how to maintain a positive outlook when faced with challenges.
Parents are also welcome to attend sessions about navigating the U.S. educational system, learning about educational opportunities for their children, and other topics such as bullying and gang prevention.
There are sessions for teachers too! Experts speak about multiculturalism in the classroom, and building cultural awareness and skills.
Students also participate in a college and resource networking session where students learn about scholarship opportunities, colleges, universities, technical schools, and other real world opportunities. The conference takes place on a college campus, giving students a first-hand introduction to life at a university!
The LAA's youth conference began in 2000 at a local high school with 200 students and has since grown to a conference of over 1,300 students, 200 parents, 100 teachers, 280 volunteers, and 40 exhibitors. It now takes place at a college or university. The Latin American Association's Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference has grown over 600% in 9 years.