Latino Initiatives



Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Middle School Students 9:15 am - 2:15 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 High School Students 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Students must submit both a registration and liability form.

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2500 Student Union
Mail Stop 109
Phone: 419.530.2261

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 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. 

Latino Youth Summit Activities

The annual summit continues success hosting over 500 Latino junior high and high school youths. Included are hands-on activities in nursing and pharmacy, engineering, health professions, health & wellness, and real-world personal finances. The students also learn about career opportunities here and abroad and are given a mini-preview of the UT campus. The Summit provides various organizations with an opportunity to interact with the largest gathering of Latino youth from northwest Ohio.

College Scholarships

Senior students who register for, and who attend the Summit, are highly encouraged to apply for the President's Summit Award which is a college scholarship at The University of Toledo. Ten $2000 scholarships are available, and each includes room and board for the first year. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required to qualify for these scholarships.

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2018 Sponsors
2018 sponsors are being sought now. Please call the Office of Multicultural Student Success to discuss sponsorship details 419-530-2261.
Last Updated: 6/5/18