The Summit Area YMCA Achiever Program sponsored a Latino Leadership Institute seminar supported by HISPA Role Model Bureau, (Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement), and in partnership with the Summit Board of Education on Friday, October 24 at Summit High School. Over 45 Latino students attended this event along with teaching and administrative staff.
Speakers included Latino executives from local corporations who shared their stories, struggles, and how they found a way to overcome obstacles to achieve their success. Students were asked to visualize their goals and identify their own obstacles. They were able to ask panel members how to overcome these obstacles to reach their own goals in a question and answer period following the presentation.
This event was the first in a series of monthly discussions to be led by HISPA Role Model Bureau for Latino students at Summit High School. Future programs will take place on November 21 and December 19. The goal of this collaboration is to be an additional support to Latino students, many of whom have English as their second language, and to increase their chance of going onto post secondary education.
For more information about this program and future events contact Janet Maulbeck, Community Development Director, Summit YMCA, 908-273-3330, x 127. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.summitareaymca.org for information about other community events sponsored by the Summit Y.
Photo above: Matt Olivas, AT&T event planner, speaks to students.
Photo courtesy of the Summit Area YMCA