ASPIRA's Annual Youth Conference Helps Latino Youth Become Leaders

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Heads up to any of our high school readers: the ASPIRA Annual Youth Conference is happening on March 30th in NYC and you should check it out!

For over 50 years, ASPIRA of New York has been doing awesome community work in support of young Latino/a youth. Through a variety of programs that promote education and leadership development in the community, thousands of “Aspirantes” have become the first in their families to go to college, and subsequently gone on to blaze trails for future generations of Latinos in government, education, business, the arts and the legal and medical professions. In fact, our very own Joel Moya attended ASPIRA’s Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute when he was in high school.

On March 30th, youth from ASPIRA’s Leadership Clubs all over the city will be holding their Annual Conference – a forum where young people can learn how to become agents of social change in their communities and productively address a wide range of issues they face in school and at home. Organized by students for students, it will cover everything from college and financial aid opportunities to workshops on politics, health, cultural identity and gender, to a talent showcase by student artists. There will also be a college fair where students can meet and talk to admissions officers from a wide variety of universities.

For more details on the conference check out the short promo video below – which was art-directed by artist and designer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez alongside Raúl Treviño of DC Comics, and animated by José A. Gutiérrez Rivera. Commemorative posters featuring the campaign in the image above will also be distributed at the conference.

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