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2013 CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

WHAT: 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, presented by AT&T and hosted by Emory University.


WHO: Latino middle and high school students from all over Georgia. Parents, teachers and school staff are also encouraged to attend.


WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Emory University (main campus), Woodruff Physical Education Center, 600 Asbury Circle Atlanta, GA 30322


COST: FREE! Breakfast and lunch provided. Registration is required.

 

Sponsor the Youth Conference - Deadline: Friday, November 1

 

14th ANNUAL LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


The LAA’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an exciting day full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a college and career fair for Georgia Latino middle and high school students, parents, teachers and volunteers. The Latino Youth Leadership Conference has become the catalyst for Georgia Latino youth to pursue their educational goals and improve their chances of success.

 

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Now in its 14th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts more than 1,700 students, parents, teachers and volunteers. Last year, students from 53 middle and high schools from all over Georgia attended the Latino Youth Leadership Conference at Emory University.


Registration is now closed!

 

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The conference’s objectives are to:

 

  • Motivate and inspire Latino students to pursue college
  • Promote career exploration
  • Provide students with the tools and skills to help them access a college education
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Offer college networking opportunities

 

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

REGISTRATION FOR PRESENTERS AND VOLUNTEERS IS NOW CLOSED.

 

All volunteers and presenters are required to attend one mandatory training session prior to the event and one on the day of the event, November 9, 2013, prior to your shift.  Please coordinate your schedule in advance to attend one of the following sessions:

 

Monday, October 28st 6:30PM-9:00PM

Tuesday, October 29th 6:30PM-9:00PM

Wednesday, October 30th 5:00PM-7:30PM

Saturday, November 2nd 10:00AM-12:00PM

Tuesday, November 5th 6:30pm - 9:00pm

 

Please direct all inquiries on the volunteering registration process to the LAA’s Youth Department at 404-638-1810 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

On behalf of the Latin American Association, we look forward to seeing you at the 14th Annual Latino Leadership Conference.

 

 

PERMISSION FORM

 

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All students participating in the 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference must download and fill out a permission form. Students coming with their school must turn the form in to their teachers. Students registering individually must bring the form with them on the day of the conference.

 

Permission Form in English 

Permission Form in Spanish

 

 

CONTACT

 

For more information, please contact the LAA’s Youth Department at 404-638-1810 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

To participate as an exhibitor in the College and Career Fair, contact Jennifer Solano at 404-638-1815 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

For media opportunities or coverage, please contact Aixa Pascual at 404-638-1823 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GABE SALAZAR


altBorn to a teen mom and abandoned by his biological father, Gabe Salazar could have become a statistic. Instead, his energy, tenacity to succeed and enthusiasm led him to become a motivational speaker for teenagers. It wasn’t easy. He had to overcome obstacles of poverty and gang influence to become the first in his family to go to college.

 

He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, and pursued a degree in theology. Salazar worked in Texas at a school as an aide with at-risk and behavioral students, and he was a church youth pastor. He soon discovered an amazing talent to inspire teens to go after the very best that life has to offer, so he pursued professional youth speaking as a full-time career.

 

Today, Salazar travels all over the world speaking at schools, teen conferences and teen camps. Through the use of master storytelling, humorous stories about his youth and powerful skits, Salazar’s message inspires and motivates his audience to action. After Salazar’s keynote address, gang members have turned over their gang rags, a teen handed over a knife he intended to use on a boy who had been bullying him, and a teen mom told Salazar she was planning to take her life and her baby’s life, but after hearing his message she changed her mind.

 

Salazar considers his speaking career to be extremely fulfilling. He speaks at more than 160 schools and teen events a year. This year he crosses a milestone by celebrating his 2 millionth student reached. He’s recognized as America’s #1 Latino Youth Speaker by Popular Hispanics Magazine. Salazar’s message challenges teenagers and encourages them to make positive choices in their lives and to dream big.

 

Salazar lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Nancy, and four children.

 

 

 

2013 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

 


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PRESENTING MEDIA SPONSOR:

 

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GOLD SPONSORS:

 

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SILVER SPONSORS:

 

 

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PHOTOS FROM THE 13th ANNUAL LATINO YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, DECEMBER 1, 2012 AT EMORY UNIVERSITY

 

 

DOWNLOADS

 

- 13th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference event flyer