MEDIA ADVISORY: Latino Youth Conference Set for Nov. 9 at Emory

Emory Report | Nov. 8, 2013

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Beverly Clark
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beverly.clark@emory.edu

More than 1,300 Latino teens from across the state will assemble at Emory University on Saturday, Nov. 9 for a day full of motivational speakers, workshops and activities geared to motivating students to go to college and pursue careers. Middle and high school students will be joined by parents, teachers and hundreds of volunteers for the Latin American Association's (LAA) 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference. This is the third consecutive year the event has been held at Emory.  

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WHAT:

The Latin American Association's 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference. 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.

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, assistant vice president of technical research at AT&T Services

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

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

CONTACT:

For more information, contact Aixa Pascual with the Latin American Association at 404-638-1823 or apascual@thelaa.org