North Philadelphia, Pa, September 20, 2016 - The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) and its Professional Mentoring Network will hold their annual Youth Summit at Edison High School in North Philadelphia.
More than 700 students will attend the summit for a day of inspiration, guidance and resource sharing. This year the summit is sponsored by AT&T and will feature nationally recognized motivational speaker Andres Lara through a partnership with Motivos magazine and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.
The annual Youth Summit is designed to empower students in predominantly Latino high schools with the opportunity to meet professionals of diverse backgrounds and learn from them how to plan a successful career. It begins with a powerful plenary, followed by workshops, career presentations and a college and career expo, where over two dozen higher education institutions and employers will provide information and access to resources.
GPHCC President and CEO, Jennifer Rodríguez, says “This is an opportunity for Latino youth to learn from diverse professionals about a variety of career pathways and life experiences that will inspire them to plan for a successful future beyond high school graduation.”
The event will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Edison High School, located at 151 W Luzerne Street Philadelphia, PA 19140. The event will take place from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
About GPHCC and its Professional Mentoring Network
GPHCC is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. We accomplish this through educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events. The GPHCC proactively serves a diverse membership—consisting of entrepreneurs, Latino businesses, Latino professionals, corporations and government—with the overriding goal of helping these critical constituencies capitalize on the many opportunities their diversity, enhanced by our Latino multicultural mix, offers.
The PMN is an affiliate group within the Hispanic Chambers that seeks to develop the talent and advance the careers of Latino professionals. Part of the group’s mission is to give back to the community by supporting the growth and development of Latino youth.
Motivos is a bilingual (English/Spanish) quarterly print magazine that encourages self expression, college and career exploration, and community engagement. Motivos, headquartered in Philadelphia, serves predominately 14-24 year old Latino youth with a current readership of 85,000 through 950 subscribing schools in 42 states. Motivos’ mission is to empower and inspire readers to reach their full potential, to showcase youth voices with a special focus on the Latino youth perspective, and to connect readers with inspiration and resources to obtain their college and career goals. For further information, visit www.motivosmag.com
The Student Leadership Series (SLS) is the cornerstone of The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute's (USHLI) campaign to create a Culture of Education in which education will become a priority in every Latino household and every family member - parents, grandparents, and students will participate. Since May 1982, USHLI, headquartered in Chicago, has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly-disenfranchised groups by promoting education, leadership development, unity, and non-partisan civic participation. For more information, visit www.ushli.org