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Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

Student Track - Hispanic Conference
Engaging Hispanic Students from High School to College Graduation

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The student track is a full day of career and leadership development. It is a great opportunity for Latino students to grow and strengthen their career and leadership skills.

More than 40 students will be selected from local high schools and from JCCC to attend leadership workshops, panel presentations, the keynote speaker presentation and the luncheon. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities from Kansas and Missouri.


8-8:30 a.m.
8:30-9 a.m.
9-9:30 a.m.
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Learn: Manny Abarca IV, M.S., Community Affairs Liaison, U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri 5th District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn: Updates to University Access in Missouri for Immigrant Students, Jessica Piedra, Attorney
11:30 a.m.-noon
Learn: Small table discussions
12:30-1 p.m.
Lunch, Music
1-2 p.m.
Keynote: Claudia González Mercado, M.S., Residence Hall Coordinator, The University of Iowa
2-2:30 p.m.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Learn: How to Advocate for DACA, Gioconda Guerra Pérez, Ph.D., Director, La Casa Cultural Latina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:30-4 p.m.
Explore: Closing Ceremony