Conference Promotes Higher Education to Area Students

OGDEN, Utah – The 13th annual Weber State University Multicultural Youth Conference will be held Jan. 5 at 7:30 a.m.
The conference, which is organized by WSU’s Services for Multicultural Students, is designed for ethnic minority high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about WSU’s support services, early college, concurrent enrollment, financial aid and scholarships.

“The Multicultural Youth Conference provides high school students with the necessary tools for a successful transition into college,” says Irma Hernandez, past participant and current WSU Hispanic Student Senator. “The conference helps us connect with caring role models who will be here to guide us throughout our college experience.”

Keynote speaker Howard T. Rainer, program administrator for the Native American Outreach Programs at Brigham Young University, will open the conference by addressing participants. Students then will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops designed to assist them as they prepare for the transition from high school to a university. All participants will receive lunch and t-shirts with door prizes awarded throughout the day.

The conference concludes at 6 p.m. that evening with the Parent/Guardian and Student Scholarship Banquet, during which scholarships will be awarded to qualifying participants. Last year more than 70 scholarships were awarded.

The cost is $10 per student. Students enrolled in the Ogden City School District, however, may attend for free. Conference organizers encourage interested students to register early to ensure participation.

For more information, please contact Coleen Sheehan at (801) 626-7330.

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Keith Wilder, Services for Multicultural Students coordinator
(801) 626-7332 •

Coleen Sheehan, Services for Multicultural Students secretary
(801) 626-7330 •

Brian Lopez, Campus Recreation marketing coordinator
(801) 626-6832 •