Saint Martin's University hosts 7th Annual Latino Youth Summit
October 1, 2009
Lacey, Washington â€“ Saint Martin's University will
host the seventh annual Latino Youth Summit on Friday, October 16 in the
Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion. Other higher education institutions,
including South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State
College, and Centralia College, have supported the Summit throughout its
The Latino Youth Summit, sponsored by The Hispanic
Roundtable, will bring together 500 high school students from Thurston,
Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties for a wide variety of
workshops, highlighted by keynote speaker and nationally known
motivational speaker Guillermo "Willie" Lopez.
This year's theme, "Distintos Caminos ... Mismo
SueÃ±o / Different Paths â€¦ Same Dream" particularly stresses the
importance of education in empowering today's Latino and Hispanic
students and the message that there is no one path to success. The
workshops will cover a multitude of topics, including applying for
college and financial aid, youth-led media production, immigration,
financial literacy, insights into specific careers such as trades,
teaching, public safety and health care, and fostering healthy
relationships. The event also will feature a workshop and performance
from Mariachi Huenachi, Wenatchee High School's award-winning mariachi
group. Formed in 1994 as a way to give Hispanic and Latino migrant
students an activity that both promoted involvement in school and pride
in their heritage, the group has performed across the state.
Students can register online at
Registration forms, full workshop descriptions and other documents can
also be downloaded. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants.
Unless full prior, registration will close on October 9.
Saint Martinâ€™s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martinâ€™s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martinâ€™s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.
For additional information:
Jose L. Diaz
President The Hispanic Roundtable
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing
Saint Martin's University