Tu Futuro: Through Education & Leadership Workshop

KHEDF Hosts Workshop for Hispanic Students

The Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation recently hosted Tu Futuro: Through Education and Leadership, a workshop designed to help provide guidance to Hispanic high school juniors.  More than 120 students from USD 259 area high schools attended the workshop at the WSU Metroplex.

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Keynote speaker for the event was Carlos Fernandez Jr. partner and co-founder of Page-Out and Clutch Studio. Fernandez who shared his experiences about building his business and provided advice for becoming an entrepreneur was excited to speak to the group of students.  According to Fernandez, “What the Kansas Hispanic Education & Development organization is doing should move everyone to become better gente.”  Fernandez expressed that the organization inspired him to do more.

Other sessions that were provided during the workshop included planning for college, leadership basics and careers for the future.  Students also hear from former KHEDF scholarship recipient, and current WSU student, Arturo Sosa.  Sosa encouraged students to take advantage of opportunities to attend college.

J. Logan Stork, College and Career Counselor, Wichita North High, received positive feedback from students about the workshop.  According to Stork, “The workshop was inspiring and informative.  The students were impacted by Carlos Fernandez’s speech and learned a lot during the sessions.”

Students also had the opportunity to visit with area colleges to gather information on programs and admissions requirements.

The workshop was sponsored by WSU and a grant from AT&T.

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