San Antonio 2018 Youth Conference "Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams"

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8:00 am - 2:00 pm

St. Mary's University Center, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, Texas, 78228


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HISPA invites San Antonio HISPA Role Models 

HISPA San Antonio 2018 Youth Conference 

Hosted by the Office of Student Retention, St. Mary’s University

Wednesday May 23, 2018

                                              ABOUT THE HISPA 2018 YOUTH CONFERENCE

(8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

The annual Youth Conference, themed “Take Action! Achieve your Dreams,” provides a 150 7th and 8th grade students with the unique experience to visit a college campus and attend hands-on workshops designed by participating professional organizations, college staff and corporations.  Throughout the one-day conference, HISPA highlights professionals and careers in STEM fields. The conference will also feature a “Life after High School” panel during which university students who will discuss their college experience.

You are invited to join us and support all activities throughout the day. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to share their unique educational and professional journey and serve as a role model for the students, joining a group of 8 students per table. Other volunteer tasks include welcoming students at the entrance of the building, supporting set-up and technology, distributing event materials, and assisting with any special needs that students might have throughout the day.

Lite Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers.

HISPA especially thanks our co-host, the Office of Student Retention at St. Mary’s University, our Annual Partner, Educational Testing Service (ETS), our workshop facilitators and St. Mary’s University professors and staff members for supporting our efforts and making this event possible.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Herlinda Sifuentes, HISPA San Antonio Operations Director / 210-414-4177 or

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Please contact Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse at or 908-907-5290.

Please RSVP by May 5, 2018 to be included as a volunteer for the day!


(Agenda is subject to change) 

9:15 AM Students arrive, St Mary’s University, University Student Center 

9:30 AM Interactive Activity (Room A)


10:00 AM Opening & Welcome (Room A)

10:30 AM Career Exploration Workshops

11:30 AM Lunch with HISPA Role Models (Room A)

College Student Panel: “Life After High School”

1:00 PM Closing Session (Room A)

Special Performance:  HISPA Anson Jones Students

2:00 PM End of Conference

2:30 PM HISPA Role Model Recep (Room A)                

HISPA Role Models still needed: 0