Thursday, January 22, 2015

M.E.Ch.A de UCSD High School Conference

M.E.Ch.A de UCSD invites your high school to the 25th Annual High School Conference which will take place on February 14, 2015 at the UCSD campus. Our theme this year is “Caminos” (Pathways). This all day event will be filled with inspirational speakers, cultural performances and a series of workshops aimed to cultivate confidence and pride. We hope that this conference will also be an empowering moment for students coming from underrepresented and underserved communities to begin a camino towards higher education.

This free event will also provide high school students with breakfast and lunch, a t-shirt, supplies needed for the day and the opportunity to win prizes. Students interested in attending must register online as soon as possible because space is limited. Additionally, they will need to bring with them  a parent consent form and a student liability form. All of this can be found on our website Free transportation will also be provided and placed in select locations that can be most accessible. Locations are still to be confirmed but updates will be made soon.

Our conference also includes a parent component in the form of a mini-conference, which will orientate parents on what college really is and answer any questions that they may have.  It is important that parents understand higher education as well so that they will be able to support their students best.  Parents will go through their own workshops, speakers and have the chance to listen to the experience of other parents who have students in college. Information in Spanish and daycare will be available. Parents interested should contact