Graves Middle School students attended the Adelante Young Men Conference on Saturday, November 10, at Pasadena City College to take part in workshops and hear from Latino professionals on education, careers, and personal development.
The Adelante Young Men Conference offers middle school and high school boys the opportunity to participate in workshops that are age appropriate, interactive, and educational. These workshops are run by Latino professionals that come from a diverse background of education and professions that share about their personal journey to achieving their goals while also talking about important timely issues.
Each workshop is 60 minutes and provides attendees with real life examples and scenarios of positive decision making. All attendees have the chance to attend three workshops of their choice. Aside from workshops there was also a resource fair with different colleges, universities, and community service organizations.
"The Adelante Young Men conference is a great opportunity for our boys to see successful Hispanic males who have worked hard, gone to college, and achieved high levels of success,” Dr. Fraijo, Graves’ principal and attendee stated. “Our boys were inspired by the event."
The purpose of the Adelante Conference is to “provide boys/young men with tools for personal and professional growth, challenge them to raise their expectations, promote leadership and encourage them to pursue a post-high school education, so that they may achieve their goals and have a positive impact on their lives and the lives of others.”