Photo gallery Latino Youth Summit 2018
More than 70 middle school students from the Madison Metropolitan School District participated in the Latino Youth Summit this week. The two-day outreach event got students involved in culturally responsive workshops to explore their path from middle school to high school and college. It was organized by the UW–Madison School of Education; UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement; and the Centro Hispano Community Center.
Photos by Jeff Miller/University Communications
Prenicia Clifton, director of UW–Madison's Precollege and Youth Programs, speaks during the Latino Youth Summit breakfast.
Jerrod Buckner, assistant outreach coordinator for the Morgridge Institute for Research, leads participants working on a science experiment.
Participants learn to play percussive instruments during a session about capoeira — an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music.
At center, 9th grade participant Laura Alexandra Rivera Ruiz listens to Sir Williams, left, and Aissa Olivarez speak about careers in the legal field during a session at the Law Building. Williams is director of admissions at UW-Madison's Law School. Olivarez is an attorney for the Community Immigration Law Center in Madison.