MHCC Hosts Youth Bridge Builder Conference
Posted: April 11, 2012
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in association with the Gates Millennium Scholars program, will host the Youth Bridge Builder Conference at MHCC April 28, to address the goal of increasing high school graduation rates and college enrollment among Latino males.
MHCC will be the first community college to host a Youth Bridge Builder Conference in the Pacific Northwest. This is of particular importance given the high percentage of Latino students who start their post-secondary studies at community colleges. Conference participants will experience a college atmosphere and leave with an understanding that the path to college is possible.
Latino male 8th – 11th grade students and their parents are expected to attend this important conference. The day will be filled with workshops focused on teaching students about careers ranging from engineering to nursing, as well as information on preparing for college and scholarship opportunities. In addition, there will be parent sessions focused on student success and planning for college.
The college and career conference is free and open to the public. The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on MHCC’s Gresham Campus, 26000 SE Stark St. Pre-registration is required and lunch will be provided. Participants must register online at http://mhccyouthbridgebuilder-auto.eventbrite.com. Parking is free during the conference.
For more information, please contact Susan Godoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, visit www.hsf.net, and for more details about the Gates Millennium Scholars Program and its eligibility requirements, visit www.gmsp.org.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability. MHCC is a tobacco-free campus.