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Graves Middle School Students Attend Adelante Mujer Latina Conference

Graves Middle School students attended Adelante Mujer Latina Conference on Saturday, April 21, at Pasadena City College to hear and learn from successful Latinas in education and careers.


The conference was an all day event that featured workshops presented by Latina professionals. Workshops focused on education, careers, financial aid and personal development, including Spanish language workshops for mothers to attend. There were also representatives from colleges, universities, community organizations, corporate and government employers. 


"This conference is a great opportunity for our girls to see successful Latinas who have used education to achieve personal and professional success,” Graves’ principal Dr. Fraijo stated. 


“The speakers were very good and they talked about the path of hard work and diligence to achieve success. This is a great opportunity for our girls.”


The Adelante Mujer Latina Conference is a part of the Adelante Youth Alliance who focuses on educating and empowering youth to develop their academic, career and leadership potential. Their vision for youth is to improve academic achievement, graduate from high school, advance to college or post-secondary education, become job and career ready, become leaders and role models in their families, schools and communities.