Office of Multicultural Student Success

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LATINO YOUTH SUMMIT
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Latino Youth Summit 2022 will held on May 12, 2022 at Lancelot Thompson Student Union. You can register for LYS HERE. Please email us at omss@utoledo.edu if you have any questions about LYS 2022.
Our President's Summit Award scholarship provides $2,000 annually (for 4 years) toward tuition and your first year of on-campus housing. This scholarship is only available to local students who have previously attended LYS. Applications are closed for the following 2022-2023 academic year. 

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 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.

Program Rules

To ensure that students have a well-structured and safe learning experience to guarantee the rights and well-being of others and the University, the following rules and regulations will be observed:

  • Behavior standards are the same as the schools students attend.
  • Disruptive, destructive and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. This included bullying and harassment.
  • Be respectful to others, other’s belongings, and to University property at all times.
  • Damage to University property will be repaired with costs charged to the student’s parents/guardians.
  • No running, shoving, or hitting at any time.

Listed below are the three steps we take in disciplining students. These strikes are put in place for the safety of your student in order to uphold a classroom space that will be safe for all students.

  1. A verbal warning.
  2. One minute in the hallway with an instructor to discuss how we can help with the behavior to better it. Student will also be reminded of what will happen if they a spoken with about behavior a third time.
  3. A call home OR in extreme cases, dismissal of student from Latino Youth Summit and parent will be asked to come pick up the child.

College Scholarships

High school seniors who will be attending UT are highly encouraged to apply for the President's Summit Award which is a college scholarship at The University of Toledo. Students MUST attend the Summit to be eligible to receive the award. Ten $2,000 scholarships are available, and each includes housing for the first year. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required to qualify for these scholarships. 

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Last Updated: 3/4/22