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30th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference

30th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference
Napa Valley College, April 5, 2014

Napa Valley College will present its 30th Annual Latino Youth and Parent Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 8am to 3pm. Dr. Emir Jose Macari, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSU Sacramento, will be the featured keynote speaker launching the conference. He will speak on the importance of completing a high school education and continuing the pursuit of a post-secondary degree.

The purpose of the conference is to motivate and guide young Latino students to persist in their studies and to make the effort to continue their studies at a postsecondary level. During the day there will workshops on topics such as career and educational awareness, college readiness, and the educational value of culture and heritage.  There will also be a workshop for Latino parents to inform them about the opportunities that their children can attain through a college education.

Additionally the day will include a panel of university representatives speaking about the admissions process for higher education and a student-led panel about the experience of being in college. The conference is open to all middle and high school students and their parents and will include complimentary breakfast and lunch.

There will also be an Education and Resource Fair from 8am to 10am in the college cafeteria with information tables from various service agencies in Napa County.

The conference is sponsored in part by the NVC HSI STEM program, UC Davis, and NVC Business and Entrepreneurship Center. For more information, contact Hector Brambila at (707) 256-7322.