8th Annual Latino Youth Summit CANCELLED

November 3, 2010

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Latino Youth Summit cancelled due to inclement weather - Computer Winner and Art Contest Announced

The Hispanic Roundtable and The Evergreen State College regret to announce that the 2010 Latino Youth Summit has been cancelled due to inclement weather to ensure the safety of participants and volunteers. The Hispanic Roundtable and The Evergreen State College thank the many generous donors and dedicated volunteers and staff who worked so hard to prepare for the event.

Despite the cancellation, a drawing for a computer donated by Intel was held today by the Roundtable. The winner of a new Acer Netbook Computer is Isamar Morales, of South Sound High School.

The Latino Summit Poster Art Contest sponsored by The Evergreen State College opened today! Participants of prior Latino Youth Summits are encouraged to enter to win up to $300. Visit www.hispanicRoundtable.org for complete information.

Olympia, Washington – The Evergreen State College will host the eighth annual Latino Youth Summit on November 23 in the College Recreation Center from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Other higher education institutions, including Saint Martin’s University, South Puget Sound Community College, and Centralia College, have supported and hosted the Summit throughout its eight-year history.

The Latino Youth Summit, sponsored by The Hispanic Roundtable, will bring together some 500 high school students from Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties for a wide variety of workshops.

This year's theme, "Mis Acciones, Mi Communidad, Mi Futuro (My Actions, My Community, My Future)" particularly stresses the importance of both personal responsibility and community connections in empowering youth. The workshops will cover a multitude of topics, including applying for college and financial aid, immigration, financial literacy, insights into specific careers such as trades, teaching, public safety and health care, and fostering healthy relationships. The event also will feature a performance from local group Lozen and a plenary session called “Our Voices,” that includes current college students, graduates, and professionals.

Students can register online at www.hispanicroundtable.org. Registration forms, full workshop descriptions and other documents can also be downloaded. Space is limited to the first 500 registrants. Unless full prior, registration will close on November 9th.

Partners and supporters of the Latino Youth Summit include Centralia College, CHOICE Regional Health Network, Color Graphics, The College Success Foundation, Community Health Plan of Washington, The Evergreen State College, Greg Anthony Giving Fund, Home Depot, Intel Corporation (Dupont), Lewis County Public Health and Social Services, North Thurston Public Schools, Olympia Credit Union, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle Sounders FC, South Puget Sound Community College, State Farm Insurance, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, Timberland Regional Library, TOGETHER!, Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers, Washington Federal, Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington College Access Network, and Washington State University-Thurston County Extension.

The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, high level of student/faculty engagement and emphasis on putting learning into action.

For additional information, please contact:

Jose L. Diaz, President
The Hispanic Roundtable
Email:  Jose L. Diaz
(360) 520-1917

Latino Youth Summit webpage: http://hispanicroundtable.org/events/LYS2010/index.htm