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HISPA San Antonio 2017 Youth Conference "Take Action! Achieve Your Dreams"


Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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May 19th All day Volunteer: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm May 18, 2017 Free  
May 19th, only morning. Please specify available time May 18, 2017 Free  
May 19th, only afternoon: 12 noon to 2:30pm May 18, 2017 Free  
May 19th, STUDENT PANEL ONLY May 18, 2017 Free  

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HISPA invites San Antonio HISPA Role Models 

HISPA San Antonio 2017 Youth Conference 

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

Friday May 19, 2017


                                              ABOUT THE HISPA 2017 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, Rackspace,  San Antonio Water System, Prospanica, National Diversity Council 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, 2017 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)

Master of Ceremonies - Rod Colón, HISPA

Vision Board Activity: "Dream the Life You Want" - Prospanica-San Antonio

10:00 AM Opening & Welcome (Room A)

St. Mary’s University Dr. Tim Bessler, Vice Provost for Student Development and Dean of Students.

Keynote Address - Janie M. Gonzalez, Webhead Founder and CEO

10:30 AM Career Exploration Workshops

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

Inspirational Address - Cristina Bazaldua, Univision

College Student Panel: "Life After High School"

Vision Board Activity: "From Vision to Reality"

1:00 PM Closing Session (Room A)


Special Performance:  HISPA Anson Jones Students

"Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams", Jared "Max" Edman

2:00 PM End of Conference

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



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

Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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