Northwest Georgia’s first Regional Latino Youth Leadership Conference
March 25th, 2021
10 am – 12 pm
The Latin American Association presents Northwest Georgia’s first Regional Latino Youth Leadership Conference. The LAA expands this event to local communities to address community needs and inspire students to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. Our first regional LYLC will take place in Dalton as we saw the desire from local students to find the motivation to pursue their educational dreams. We also saw an opportunity to collaborate with Dalton State College first and only Hispanic Serving Institution in Georgia.
We want to continue the mission of the conference to encourage and motivate students providing them with an event full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, and action steps that all participants can take to further their education. This year the Northwest Georgia’s first Regional Latino Youth Leadership Conference will be held virtually on MARCH 25 FROM 10 AM TO 12 PM.
10 – 10:10 a.m. – Opening Remarks
10:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Motivational Speaker: Mateo Raul Magdaleno
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Lunch
11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. – Main Workshop
11:40 a.m. -11:45 a.m. – Teacher and volunteer recognition
11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Closing Speaker
Mateo Raul Magdaleno is an author and Chief Education Officer for the IDQ Group Inc., providing innovative education strategies to corporations, non-profit, government agencies, universities and school districts who are
committed to reducing the drop out rate and increasing college enrollment among underserved students.
Magdaleno is also the Founder and Chairman of The Magdaleno Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to building high school student servant leaders. Most recently, Magdaleno was appointed by the U.S. Senate Majority Leader and confirmed by Congress, to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Congressional Award National Board of Directors, who present Congress’s highest award for youth. He also serves on the Texas Advisory Council for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and serves on the National Advisory Board of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
In addition, to managing his own business and philanthropic work, Magdaleno serves as the caregiver of his elderly mother, Maria and in the process of dopting his older sister, Sylvia Magdaleno, who is gifted with down syndrome.
Furthermore, Magdaleno is currently working with Reconciliation Outreach on creating a safe house for homeless college students, to be completed by Spring
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