The LaTEENa Conference
The LaTEENa College and Alumni Symposium
The Summer Leadership Program
The LaTEENa Conference is an annual event held at Regis University. It is exclusively for Latina high school students,who want to successfully complete high school and go on to college. Each workshop will focus on critical skills needed to graduate using, the national program; "Targeting Life Skills," developed by Iowa State University Extension Center.
There will be interactive workshops and presentations that include topics such as:
Self Awareness and Image
Healthy Lifestyle Choices, and the Value of Education.
Students will enhance their communication skills, meet successful Latina role models, have fun, meet new friends, and explore their future potential.
If you are interested in becoming a dynamic young Latina leader with strong life skills, join us!
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.
The LaTEENa Alumni and College Students Leadership Symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Lisa Garza and held concurrently with The LaTEENa Conference.
The new curriculum is designed to take students to the next level of preparation for college and university success, as well as exploration of careers that fit their interests, talents and skills.
The Symposium agenda is based on the text, 5 Minds for the Future by Howard
Gardner, Harvard University. The interactive session will train students to develop mind skills necessary for future careers and occupations.
The Symposium will be followed by a Career Exploration, whereby students will have the opportunity to learn about current and future careers. Professional Latinas in the field will share their academic preparation to success. These may include: Medical and Science, Information Technology, and Social Sciences.
The LaTEENa Alumni Leadership Program is for Latina students who have previously attended a LaTEENa Conference.
The summer program is based on the text, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.
The weekly workshops will be held in June and July at Regis University to give students the experience of a university campus environment.
In addition, students will advance their communication and writing skills by participating in the
"Latina Legacy Project." Students will select a Professional Latina from a variety of career fields. They will schedule an interview and will write a summary of the experience.
Annually, the Summer Leadership staff will compile chapters of these interviews, so that the students' individual project becomes a master book: "The AMI Summer Leadership Program: The Latina Legacy Experience."