Multicultural Youth Conference 2022

→True Power: Walking Your Own Path


Weber State University
27th Annual Multicultural Youth Conference
Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

» Registration Closed «

  MYC Agenda

Opening Session (Ballrooms)
7:50 - 8:50 a.m. School Check-In, Class Photo, Grab Cinch Bags
8:35 a.m. Welcome to Conference
8:45 a.m. University/University President Welcome
8:55 a.m. Staff welcome
9:00 a.m. Performance
9:10 a.m. Keynote Introduction
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address (3 students, 15 min each)
10:00 a.m. Performance
10:10 a.m. Workshop explanation 
10:15 a.m. Break to workshops
Workshops/Lunch (lunch Location-lower Level/atrium) During Lunch, Feel Free To See The Tables In The Mezzanine Area
10:30 a.m. Section I - Workshop Group A & B. (Group C lunch)
11:10 a.m. Walk to workshops
11:15 a.m. Section II - Workshops Group A & C. (Group B Lunch)
11:55 a.m. Walk to workshops
12:00 p.m. Section III - Workshops/ Group B & C. (Group A Lunch)
12:40 p.m. Walk to closing session
Closing Session (Ballrooms)
12:50 p.m. Welcome everyone back
12:55 p.m. Performance
1:05 p.m. Drawing for Prizes
1:15 p.m. Performance
1:25 p.m. Drawing for Prizes
1:30 p.m. Closing

Workshop Rooms

Workshop Room Number Workshop Room Capacity
308 Wildcat Theater - Hispanic/Latino/a/x 235
305 Black/African American 50
312 Pacific Islander 40
316 White/Caucasian 60
320  *Community Engaged Learning 80
321 *Designing Your Own Path in College  70
404A *LGBTQIA+ 60
404B *Multicultural Advancement in Science 60
Computer Lab  Asian American  -
301 (Boardroom) Native American 15-20

*Non-affinity workshops

  Keynote Speakers

Yuquekcy Zuniga

Yuquekcy is a 21-year-old first-generation student and junior at WSU who is majoring in Social Work.

She currently serves as the funding chair for the Latinx Grad Ceremony committee and is the President of the First-Generation Club.

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Demitrius Sanders

What's up y'all my name is Demitrius Sanders and I'm a 23-year-old graduate of Snow College and Weber State University, with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Entrepreneurship. 

I've grown up in the Ogden area and I enjoy activism, sports, music, and Family.


Gisela Lopez Alonso

I'm Gisela Lopez Alonso and I grew up in Ogden, UT. I was raised in a single-parent household, making me the youngest of four. I attended pre-K through high school in the Ogden City School District. I graduated from Ogden high school in 2015.

I am a first-generation college graduate. I completed a duo B.A in Spanish and Social Work in 2021 from Weber State University and am currently in the process of completing the Masters of Social Work at WSU.

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About the MYC:

“ WSU's Multicultural Youth Conference includes 9th through 12th grade students from Northern Utah and beyond. Students participate in ethnic/cultural identity breakout sessions, expand their view of the world and community, learn about career and community opportunities through higher education and how to access higher education. A keynote speaker each year kicks off the conference, sending students off with a renewed sense of their dream and how Weber State University can help them achieve it. 

 

collage of those who attended the MYC

More images of students and speakers who attended the Multicultural Youth Conference.

OUR GOALS

  • Highlight ethnic and cultural awareness through positive
    self-identification.
  • Give students the possibility to understand that educational achievement is possible.
  • Offer higher education (WSU) as a way to achieve their goals and academic aspirations.
  • Explain and facilitate admissions/scholarship process for juniors and seniors.
  • Present options and opportunities available to finance graduating from college.
  • Value the students' individual cultural expressions.
  • Promote a diverse body.

 

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VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

Volunteers are always needed at the Multicultural Youth Conference. If you are interested in volunteering this year, please continue below for further inquiries.
 

Register to Volunteer

 

For more information on the MYC, contact:

Rebecca Tierney

College Access & First-Year Transitions


PHONE: 801-626-7369
OFFICE: Student Services 150E
EMAIL: rebeccatierney@weber.edu