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3rd Annual Regional LULAC Youth Conference

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

3rd Annual Regional LULAC Youth Conference: Seeds of Future Leadership

June 22-24, 2018  Sponsored by Portland State University and USDA Forest Service Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Space still available for June 22!  June 23-24 is Full now.  Register here!

The importance of place is a critical step in developing our sense of personal identity and community connection. How we care for and connect to our place is dependent on the strength and clarity of this link. The Regional League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Youth Conference will focus on helping Latinx teens explore this sense of place and better understand their ability to impact, shape and nurture their environment. Giving back to the community through stewardship, volunteering or choosing a career that supports these values can be a rewarding path for youth who may be unaware of the many opportunities in the Pacific Northwest.

 League of United Latin American Citizens of Washington and Oregon partner with Portland State University and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region to host the 3rd Annual Regional LULAC Youth conference. The conference will focus on building social connections and raising awareness of ways to support the community and the environment. Skill building, education and career opportunities, and civic engagement will all be explored during the youth conference. Our ultimate goal is to plant the seeds for future leadership, inspire youth to think big and help them understand the power they have to change their world.

University Day | Friday June 22

9:00 AM        Registration, Portland State University Smith Memorial Union, 3rd Floor, Rm 355

9:30 AM        Introduction and Welcome

9:45 AM        Keynote – Tania Sanchez

10:15 AM      Motivational Guest Speaker – Mike Cano

11:00 AM      Campus Tour

12:00 PM      Lunch

12:45 PM      Workshop Session I – subject to change

Empowerment Through Environmental Advocacy by Our Children’s Trust

Leadership Outdoors by Northwest Youth Corps

Personal Leadership Skill Development by Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

1:35 PM        Workshop Session II – subject to change

Latinos and the Environment by Dr. Jenny De La Hoz

My Place, My Forest: Lessons From Fire by USDA Forest Service Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Money, What I didn’t Learn at Home or School by iQ Credit Union

2:25 PM        PSU Student Panel

2:45 PM        Reflections with Mike Cano

3:00 PM        Close-out and Evaluations

3:30 PM       End


June 22, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm