The 28th annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference will be held Saturday, March 24, at Napa Valley College from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. One of the highlights of the conference is the morning keynote speaker Art Pimentel, the mayor for the City of Woodland.
According to Hector Brambila, Napa Valley College, EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) specialist, the purpose of the conference is to motivate and guide young Latinos students to persist with their studies and to make the effort to continue their studies at a postsecondary level. During the day there will workshops that will be addressing topics such as career and educational awareness. There will be a panel of university representatives to speak about the admissions process for higher education; a student panel will talk about their experiences being in college; a workshop will address culture and heritage, and there will be a workshop for Latino parents to inform them about the opportunities that their children can attain through a college education.
There will also be an Education and Resource Fair from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the college cafeteria. There will be information tables from various service agencies in Napa County.
The conference is free and open to middle school students, high school students and parents. The registration date of March 16 has been extend to the date of the conference. There will be free bus transportation available for students and lunch will be provided.
For more information, call NVC EOPS (707) 253-3034, Educational Talent Search (707) 253-3078 or Napa County Migrant Education (707) 253-3537.