March 20th in Roseville
Roseville, CA - The Hispanic Empowerment Association of Roseville (HEAR), the Latino Leadership Council and the Cooley Latino Student Club will host the 10th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Education Fair for 6th to 12 graders and their parents. The educational fair will have college recruiters and information designed to empower families to become stronger advocates for their children's education.
The Youth Conference is open to any and all will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Robert C. Cooley Middle School campus located at 9300 Prairie Woods Way in Roseville, CA 95747 which is about 25 miles east of Sacramento – the State Capitol. Take Interstate 80 toward Roseville and then take exit #106 toward Lincoln/Marysville on Highway 65 North and go 3.3 miles to the Blue Oaks Blvd./ Washington Blvd. exit onto Blue Oaks Blvd West - go 2.5 miles and turn left on Prairie Woods Way as Cooley Middle is the corner.
1,000 sixth to twelve graders attended last year and 500 parents. The event is free and pre-registration is not required but suggested. Pre-registration is available by downloading conference information at http://www.hear2000.org
The Conference began ten years ago in the Roseville City School District by Board Trustee, Rene Aguilera, and kicks off one of many upcoming Cesar Chavez State Holiday Events.
Cesar Chavez was co-founder and president of the United Farm Workers, leading the union from the 1960s to his death at age 66 in 1993 and organized farm workers in several states. In 2000, Governor Gray Davis signed SB 984, asking that school districts give an hour of instruction in all schools around Chavez's March 31 Birthday about the UFW founder's lessons on non-violence, self-sacrifice and social justice. Then, in the afternoon, students are to engage in some form of public service appropriate for their age and grade called the Cesar Chavez Day of Service of Learning.
“The Cesar E. Chavez Youth Leadership Conference supplements what most school districts do on or around March 31 – his birthday and acts as a primer for learning”, said, Aguilera, also the conference coordinator, “We ask parents, students, educators and business and community leaders to come out and volunteer their time to teach and learn from each other on both days.”
Topics will include student financial aid, scholarships and career information including law, journalism, military, teaching, social welfare, art, music and dance, medicine, law enforcement and pro athletes and many others.
The Conference will feature several notable speakers and presenters from the Sacramento area education community and national organizations such as the SEIU Local 1000, Sacramento Central Labor Council, California Teacher's Association, Classified School Employees Association, Golden 1 Credit Union, The College Board, Community Colleges, State Universities and University of California Schools, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund, American G.I. Forum, La Raza Lawyers Association, League of United Latin American Citizens, Latino Issues Forum, California Latino School Board Members Association, United Farm Workers of America, Latina Leadership Network, Labor Council of Latin American Advancement, Society of Hispanic Engineer Professionals and the National Council of La Raza.