Student Conference for Latino Youth

Posted by on March 25, 2005

Latino Youth Conference at American University

Event: Student Conference for Latino Youth
When: April 9, 2005 9:30am – 6:00pm
Where: American University
Sponsored by: Latino and American Student Organization of American University
Cost: Free to High School Students

The numbers tell the story:
* Only 16 percent of Latino high school graduates earn a four-year college degree by age 29, compared with 37 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 21 percent of African-Americans
* More than two in five Latinos do not graduate from High School
* In 2000, 6.8 percent of Latinos were unemployed compared to only 3.4 percent of non-Hispanic whites

A December New York Times article reported, “Experts say that Latino students battle many of the problems that other minority students do – the lack of role models and practical college advice at home, as well as inadequate preparation from troubled urban schools.”

While the numbers may sound discouraging, the Latino Youth Conference aims to start changing them! With the help of our volunteers, alumni, Latino professionals, and YOU, the goal is to help improve the well-being of our entire comunidad by getting more Latino youth into college!

At the conference, Latino youth will have the opportunity to:
* Attend workshops full of advice on the application process
* Meet current college students and alumni who will share their experiences
* Hear and meet Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

All area high school Latino youth are encouraged to participate!

Please forward this announcement to help get the word out!

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