Youth Conferences

PRESS ADVISORY: AT&T’S HACEMOS and HISPA Hold Youth Conference in Dallas to Help Prepare Students for Success

WHAT:
In an effort to increase high school graduation rates, AT&T’s HACEMOS and HISPA are sponsoring their 3rd annual Youth Conference, “Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams”, to inspire students to pursue higher education by providing them access to prominent speakers and hands-on experience in varied workshops.

 

 HACEMOS is AT&T’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group.HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement) is dedicated to inspiring Latino students’ academic performance and achievement, and mobilizing Latino professionals to serve as active role models in educational programs.

For more information about the organizations, visit www.hacemos.org and www.hispa.org.

WHEN: Thursday, October 21 2010 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker, Carmen Nava, senior vice president-AT&T U-verse Program Office
11 a.m. – Career Exploration Workshops with Latino professional
1 p.m. – Motivational Keynote Speaker, Lupita Colmenaro, co-founder and co-publisher of El Hispano News. College Students Panel.

WHERE:
AT&T Headquarters Bldg., 1 Whitacre Tower, 208 S. Akard, Dallas, TX 75202

Keynote speakers – auditorium, concourse level
Workshops – 24th floor (technology area) and 13th floor (conference rooms)

WHO:
Officials from HACEMOS, HISPA, AT&T and Junior Achievement
100 ninth grade students Adamson and Sunset High Schools
State Rep. Roberto Alonzo (will introduce Lupita Comenaro)

BEST VISUALS:
Interviews with students and more than 40 Latino professionals representing many careers and opportunities.
Students attending hands-on workshops emphasizing math, technology and finance.

CONTACT:
Mayra Caceres, AT&T HACEMOS, mcaceres@att.com
Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, HISPA, francisco@hispa.org