The Cuesta College Latina Leadership Network is hosting a youth conference to promote higher education for 150 area high school-age Latino/Latinas on Friday at the colleges San Luis Obispo campus.
The conference, coinciding with César Chávez Day of Service, will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Associated Students Auditorium, Room 5401.
We hope that after hearing inspiring Latino and Latina speakers, these students will leave motivated to pursue their dreams and aspirations, said Glenda Moscoso, president of Cuestas LLN chapter. Our groups mission is to promote the pursuit of higher education and provide opportunities to those with the greatest need.
The Edúcate Sí Se Puede conference will include presentations by Hilda Zacarías, a former Santa Maria councilwoman who ran for the 33rd Assembly District in 2010, and Salvador Hurtado, who is developing the Central and South American markets for US Agriseeds, a Californiabased developer of vegetable seeds. The event will include workshops and demonstrations highlighting career options, inspirational stories by business and education professionals , and advice on how to apply for college and financial aid.
For more information, call Glenda Moscoso at 591-6200, ext. 4208, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.