The University of Northern Colorado Young Adult LULAC Council will Host the 26th Annual LULAC Youth Conference

October 7, 2011

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta@lulac.org, (202) 812-4477

Greeley, Colorado – The Young Adult LULAC Council at the University of Northern Colorado will host the 26thAnnual LULAC Youth Conference Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the UNC University Center located at 2045 10th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference is entitled, “Vinimos a triunfar. Juntos logramos todo! We Strive to Succeed. Together We Have It All!”

“We must ensure that this generation is equipped with the necessary skills and resources that will promote their success in career and life,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “LULAC Council #30009 has always supported these young adults with workshops that reflect the mission of Greeley LULAC in encouraging emerging Latino leaders. These young people are to be commended for their individual achievements and for their unswerving dedication to improve the quality of life for those they represent.”

Approximately three hundred middle and high school LULAC Youth Council members from twenty-one youth councils throughout Weld and the State of Colorado will gather to attend the opening ceremonies. The keynote address will be delivered by Margaret Moran, LULAC National President. Other national and state LULAC representatives expected to attend include Baldo Garza, LULAC Vice-President for the Southwest; Tom Duran, LULAC State Director for Colorado, Richard Roybal, LNESC (LULAC National Educational Service Centers) Executive Director; and Oscar Moran, former National LULAC President.

The mission of Greeley LULAC is to promote higher education, leadership skills, community service, mental and physical wellness, and cultural pride among our Latino youth. A pizza lunch will follow at the UNC Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, and a co-ed volleyball team from participating youth councils will compete from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the UNC Recreation Center. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to winners in middle and high school divisions.

About LULAC: The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating nearly 900 LULAC councils nationwide.

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