Youth Summit Schedule and Workshops

Youth Summit Schedule and Workshops

UA Virginia Piper Auditorium

OCTOBER 20, 2016 – Youth Leadership and Advocacy Summit

Time Session Speakers
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Pick up materials and Tweet
11:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Welcome y Bienvenidos Olga Aros, Summit Chair
National Latino Children’s Institute Board of Directors
11:05 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Orientation and Agenda Melissa Lopez, Youth Summit Co-Chair
11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Millennials: Next Generation of Leaders Joseph Garcia, Director
Latino Public Policy Center
ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy
11:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Social Media Break/Pick up lunches  
12:00 a.m. to   1:00 p.m. “We the Children” Luncheon
“The Lemon Grove Incident”
Produced by Paul Espinosa
1:00 p.m. to   1:45 p.m. Use of Social Media and Your Brand Vanessa Marquez, Personal Brand Analyst, REACH
1:45  p.m. to   2:45 p.m. College to Career Jesus Chaidez, District Director for Enrollment Management Services, Maricopa County Community College
Rosemary Ybarra, Founder & CEO, Aguila Youth Leadership Institute
2:45 p.m. to   3:30 p.m. Leadership and Community Service David Whitehorn, Founder & CEO
Executive Leadership Coach
3:30 p.m. to   3:45 p.m. Social Media Break  
3:45 p.m. to   4:30 p.m. Civic Engagement and Advocacy Audisey Alvarado, Community Organizer. IGNITE Project
Center for Neighborhood Leadership
Gilbert Mendez
2012 Youth Summit Graduate
  4:30 p.m. to   5:00 p.m. Latino Youth Issues – Know your Rights and use Persuasion and Influence to Create Change Dulce Juarez
Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, ACLU
  6:00 p.m. to   7:30 p.m. Youth Summit Reception and PBS Film Screening “Willie Velasquez – Your Vote is Your Voice” Hector Galán, Producer/Director
Latino Broadcasting Corporation


October 21, 2016 National Latino Children’s Summit

Time Session Speakers
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. President’s Opening Assembly Paul Luna, President
Helios Educational Fund
  10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Youth Advocacy Skills Training Alberto Olivas, Director
ASU Ed Pastor Center on Politics and Public Service
  11:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. “We the Children” Luncheon James Ferg-Cadima
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
  12:30 p.m. to    3:00 p.m. Workshops Youth Student Choice
    3:00 p.m. to    4:30 p.m. Legislative Forum Alberto Olivas, Director
ASU Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service


Youth Summit Workshops

Young Latinos the Next Generation                        

Opportunity to understand the monetary power of Latinx. U.S.-born Latinx will dominate the 18- to 29-year-old age segment within the Hispanic population. Based on the most recent 2014 Pew Hispanic Research Study, there are 14.6M Latinx millennials (ages 18 -33) in the nation and make up 21% of all U.S. millennials.   This presentation will focus on the young, growing Latinx population and the implications, trends and opportunities for the future.

Film: The Lemon Grove Incident  produced by Dr. Paul Espinosa

A powerful documentary about the 1st successful school desegregation court decision in the history of the United States.  Roberto Alvarez vs. the Board of Trustees of the Lemon Grove School District.  The film producer will speak about his film and how it is relevant today.

Use of Social Media and Your Personal Brand

According to the Pew Research Center’s, 80% of U.S. Hispanic adults use social media, compared to 72% for the country overall.  Social networks are an important part of Millennials’ digital lives, in part because social networks have become much more than a way to connect about personal matters. Building your personal brand can be to your advantage if you are conscious and consistent in your postings. Create your personal brand by creating your own signature image utilizing social media. This presentation will give you the dos and don’ts!

College to Career      

A college graduate earns $1 million more than a high school graduate over his/her lifetime. In this interactive session, students will be guided to understand the importance of applying for college and the steps in the application and admission process, as well as resources for financing a college education.  Students will be introduced to a picture of the current Arizona job market and employment outlook, with a focus on employers seeking a well-educated workforce.  Each student will create a vision of their chosen career pathway.                                                                                

 Leadership and Community Service       

The Leadership & Community Service session will break down the necessary traits an individual must show in order to become a leader within their community and the support systems they have access to in order to impact change.   Students will be shown different examples of what leadership looks like and how young leaders find ways to make a difference in their community

Civic Engagement and Advocacy  

The Civic Engagement & Advocacy session will give students an in-depth look at the multiple levels of government and the role government plays in their lives. Students will help define civic engagement and identify issues important to them.  Participants will learn how to strategically employ different methods to advocate on their own behalf through strategic methods and use of social media.

Latino Issues – Power of Persuasion and Influence

The protection of students’ rights to free speech and privacy—in and out of school—is essential for ensuring that schools provide both quality education and training in our democratic system. Students will discuss their rights in this new digital age and what actions can be taken if their rights are violated.  The roundtable discussions will also identify the most prevalent issues young Latinos are concerned about today.


“We the Children”  Open reception and Film Preview
 hosted by National Latino Children’s Summit Partners,  and Latino Public Broadcasting Corporation
UA Virginia G. Piper Auditorium
600 East Van Buren, Phoenix
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

“Willie Velasquez – Your Vote is Your Voice”
A documentary film produced by Latino Public Broadcasting Corporation, Hector Galán, Director, on the life of Willie Velasquez and the Southwest Voter Registration Project that paved the way for the continually increasing power of Latinos at the polls.

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