At its inception, the Latino Youth Conference (LYC) was a grassroots project created by members of the Grand Rapids community. The goal was to encourage and motivate West Michigan high school students to think about education and career goals beyond high school.
Over the last decade, LYC has evolved and changed its targeted focus to middle school-aged students. The goal of this initiative is to spark interest in the college experience at an earlier age. Through workshops and interactive activities, participants of the Latino Youth Conference are provided with affirming ideas about Latina/o/x culture, skills-based academic preparation as they approach high school, social engagement tools, and personal development.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Grand Rapids Community College. Participation is through invitation to schools identified as partners.
For information regarding registration for students that are not enrolled at a member school or for general questions, please contact: ODEI@grcc.edu
Workshop Proposal Submission
We invite members of local colleges and the Grand Rapids community to invest in conference attendees and the mission of LYC. Please submit a workshop proposal for the 21st Annual Latino Youth Conference.