NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (April 12, 2017) — New Rochelle High School is hosting the 5th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference on April 22. The event, organized by the Hispanic Culture Club, the United Cultures Club and the Newcomer Ambassadors Club, is planned for 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Whitney M. Young Auditorium.
The event typically draws about 400 teens from all the Hudson Valley counties, parts of Long Island and New York City. Interactive workshops are planned on topics such as leadership, college/career planning, cultural identity and activism.
The leadership conference will include a keynote speech from Jaime Lucero. Lucero came to the U.S. in 1975 with just a junior high school education and is now owner of Gold & Silver, a Harrison, New Jersey-based business that imports women’s clothing. He has been the recipient of many awards for both his business and philanthropic work. The Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College carries his name. In 2015, he received the Honorius Causa Doctorate from the Lehman College. He is also founder and president of “Casa Puebla New York,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to support and promoting Mexican culture and traditions.
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