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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 - Middle School Students 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 High School Students 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Past Summits
Current Sponsors

 What is the Latino Youth Summit?

Results of studies show that preparation for college success needs to begin early and must be sustained throughout the school years. One goal of the Summit is to address the Latino achievement gap in northwest Ohio, and the reality of a growing Latino population. The Summit serves to instill feelings of pride in the students' heritage, along with the inspiration to strive for fulfillment of each student's potential towards creating a more promising future.

The Summit seeks to arm youth and families with college planning and career path information through sessions about pre-high school and pre-college coursework and information about various occupational fields. Emphasis is placed on the importance of skills in science, math and technology in today's job market.

Each Summit involves a keynote speaker chosen for their ties to the Latino community, their success in overcoming adversity, their message of hope, and their ability to engage a diverse body of students.

La Prensa article:

About Last Year's (2015) Latino Youth Summit

The 2015 Summit continued the success of prior events, with nearly 500 Latino junior high and high school youths in attendance. Included were hands-on activities in nursing and pharmacy, engineering, health professions, health & wellness, and real-world personal finances. The students also learned about career opportunities here and abroad and were given a mini-preview of the UT campus. In addition, the students were given the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges that comprise the ECHHO (Educators in College Helping Hispanics Onward). This college fair allowed students to obtain information pertaining to college admission and scholarship opportunities. The Summit provided ECHHO with an opportunity to interact with the largest gathering of Latino youth from northwest Ohio.

College Scholarships

Senior students who register for and will be attending the Summit on Tuesday, May 19th are highly encouraged to apply for a college scholarship at The University of Toledo. Ten $2000 scholarships are available, and each includes room and board for the first year. Six were awarded in 2013. A 3.00 GPA is required to qualify for these scholarships.

More scholarship information: 

Past Latino Youth Summit Programs

2009 Speaker 2010 Speaker 2011 Speaker
2012 Speaker 2013 Speaker 2014 Speaker
2016 Speaker    

Forms and Documents

Online Registration Grades 6-8
Printable Registration Grades 6-8

Online Registration Grades 9-12
Printable Registration Grades 9-12

2016 LYS Liability Release Form

2016 Sponsors
2016 sponsors are being sought now. Please call the Office of Multicultural Student Success to discuss sponsorship details 419-530-2261
Last Updated: 8/2/16