SCHOOLS: Education Summit for African American, Latino Youth Set for Feb. 25

  • February 14, 2012

As part of ongoing outreach to increase the number of African Americans and Latinos attending college, California State University, East Bay will host its annual “Education Summit for African American and Latino Youth: Pathways to College Access, Success and Graduation” Saturday, Feb. 25 on the university’s Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

The summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and commence in University Gymnasium. More than 20 workshops and motivational presentations will be offered in addition to a college information and resource fair. Prospective college students in attendance can get information on possible fields of study as biochemistry, computer networking, engineering, environmental studies, mathematics, pre-nursing, business, and other majors.

“The Education Summit is designed to engage and motivate the youth of traditionally underserved communities and their families to pursue and live the dream of obtaining a college education by providing information and resources in a festive, family-friendly environment,” said Greg Smith, CSUEB associate vice president for Planning and Enrollment Management, who chairs the event.

The Education Summit, co-sponsored by the university with Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward Chamber of Commerce, and Chabot College, will bring together a wide range of community resources and expertise to empower African American and Latino youth and their families. Those encouraged to attend include parents and families, high school and middle school students, school administrators, teachers, counselors and business and community leaders.

The summit will feature distinguished speakers, information sessions, and an educational resource fair. Topics to be covered in summit workshops and panels are student life experiences on campus; college admissions; and financing a college education through grants, scholarships and financial aid; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers; and community support programs.

The college resource fair will feature representatives of other Northern California CSU campuses, community colleges and community outreach groups.

Registration, as well as to get additional information about the event, is available at www.csueastbay.edu/Education-Summit or (510) 885-3516.

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