This FREE Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference & Celebration includes student and parent presentations / workshops, a lunchtime celebration with cultural performers and music and college recruiters. A FREE Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m.and FREE lunch is at 12:30 p.m.
The goal of the Youth Conference is to increase the number of high school students and younger grades to pursue careers in math, science, engineering and education. The Youth Conference is named after Cesar Chavez – a Chicano civil rights leader of farm workers.
The Youth Conference is designed to inspire and to encourage youth to countinue their education, to expose youth to successful role models in a wide variety of occupations, to raise self-esteem and empower all participants in making positive decisions, and to establish a network of role models that can provide support and encouragement.
Parents are also encouraged to attend parent involement training sessions. The Youth Conference will be a unique forum for students, parents and community to exchnage knowledge through a full day of fun and learning. The presenters will include business leaders and representatives from academia, community based organizations, public and private organizations focusing on college and career readiness workshops.
The Kaiser Educational Theater Program Play entitled, “Nightmare on Puberty Street” will begin at 9:30 a.m. Many college and universities will provide scholarship information. The conference targets 6th to 12th graders but all grades, parents, college students and community volunteers are encourged to attend!
A lunch time “Embrace the Legacy of Cesar Chavez” Celebration will include live cultural performers followed by a 3:00 pm UC Davis Chicano Latino Alumni Reunion Reception inside Memorial Union until 4:00 pm.
A free T-Shirt will be given out to the Youth that attend and parking will be FREE in the North Structure on Howard Way. All participants and vendors please report to Freeborn Hall located across from the North Structure parking Lot and across from the Memorial Union. Campus Tours will be scheduled throughout the day and if you are interested in being part of the Conference Planning Committee or coming in a vendor, performer or volunteer please contact event organizer Rene Aguilera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 916-532-5998.
From Sacramento – take Interstate 80 West to Highway 113 North. Exit on Russell Blvd. and turn right on Russell Blvd. Make a right on and the ARC / Pavilion will be the structure on your left.