In the photos are various attendees to the Latino Youth Summit 2022, which was hosted on May 12, 2022 at Lancelot Thompson Student Union by the University of Toledo. According to organizers: “The Summit serves to instill feelings of pride in the students’ heritage, along with the inspiration to strive for fulfillment of each student’s potential towards creating a more promising future.’

“Further: “The Summit seeks to arm youth and families with college planning and career path information through sessions about pre-high school and pre-college coursework and information about various occupational fields. Emphasis is placed on the importance of skills in science, math and technology in today’s job market.”

According to a UToledo website: “The annual summit continues success hosting over 500 Latino youths. Included are hands-on activities in nursing and pharmacy, engineering, health professions, health & wellness, and real-world personal finances. The students also learn about career opportunities here and abroad and are given a mini-preview of the UT campus. The Summit provides various organizations with an opportunity to interact with the largest gathering of Latino youth from northwest Ohio.”

High school seniors who will be attending UT are highly encouraged to apply for the President’s Summit Award which is a college scholarship at The University of Toledo. Students MUST attend the Summit to be eligible to receive the award. Ten $2,000 scholarships are available, and each includes housing for the first year. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required to qualify for these scholarships. 

La Prensa photos by Ana Lesia.