Saint Martin’s University to host Fourth Annual Latino Youth Summit

September 19, 2006

Saint Martin’s University will host 350 Latino youth from high schools in Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis and Thurston Counties at the Fourth Annual Latino Youth Summit on Friday, October 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saint Martin’s University Pavilion.

The theme, “Steps to Success,” will be highlighted by keynote speaker, State Representative, Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney. A series of workshops will be offered throughout the day focusing on healthy lifestyle choices, career planning and higher education. Workshop titles include “Latino Leadership”, “Latinos in Math and Science”, “Envisioning the Future,” “Youth Coping with Change,” “Introduction to Community College” as well as various career focused workshops on careers such as teaching, translation, media and others. Healthy life style workshops will focus on dating and safety, money management and taking charge of one’s life as well as other topics.

Many workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Faculty, staff and student volunteers from Saint Martin’s University will assist with the conference which will be held in the Saint Martin’s Pavilion and other locations on the campus.

Registration is limited to 350 students and is open now through October 1 or until filled. There is no cost to attend the event, but students must register in advance. Students will receive complimentary lunch and t-shirt.

The event is underwritten by a number of community partners; the Hispanic Roundtable, the North Thurston School District, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services and Saint Martin’s University.

For more information, contact:

John Hopkins, director
Office of Intercultural Initiatives
Saint Martin’s University

Josefina Pilon
Assistant director of admissions
Saint Martin’s University