Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference

 Cooley Middle School in Roseville, CA is
hosting the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership
Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 2012. 

The conference is free and organized by the Latino Leadership
Council, Hispanic Empowerment Association of Roseville and the
Cooley Latino Club and seeks to encourage middle and high
school students to explore their options for higher education.
Any students in grades 6-12 or lower, community college
students and parents are invited to participate in a full day
of activities that include interactive workshops around
leadership development, future educational opportunities and
the importance of making good decisions.

The conference will also include an arts, education, jobs and
health fair with over 40 vendors including PRIDE Industries,
State Farm Insurance, Sutter Medical Hospital, UC Davis,
Sierra College, American River College, Sacramento State and
the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Mariachis will entertain during the free breakfast from 8am to
9am and a free lunch will be served at 12 noon during a talent
show with Ballet Folklorico de Woodland, Aztec and Bachata
Dancers. Parent workshops begin at 9:30 am in the library and
student workshops begin at 11am after the one-hour Kaiser
Educational Theater Play “Secrets.” Afternoon workshops begins
at 2:15pm.

Sessions for parents also will be available on navigating the
U.S. educational system, educational opportunities for their
children, and ongoing efforts to stop bullying and prevent
gang activity. Students workshops will include motivational
speakers from lawyers, nurses, authors, engineering, computer
science and many others.  More than 100 corporate and student
volunteers from AmeriCorp, area colleges and universities will
assist in these efforts.

UC Davis Alumnus and Roseville City School District Board
trustee Rene Aguilera, will deliver the opening welcome for
the conference at 9am. Other notables that will participate
include Jack Duran, Supervisor, District 1, Placer County,
Alice Perez, California Community College Trustee and
California State University Trustee Melinda Guzman.

For more information about the conference go to the or Rene Aguilera, Conference Coordinator at
916-532-5998 or

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