Volunteer as a RA at the Hispanic Youth Symposia-Summer 2010

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Volunteer as a Resident Advisor (RA) this summer at Hispanic Youth Symposia nationwide and help change the lives of underserved high school students
 
What is it?
The Hispanic Youth Symposium is a four-day, three-night summer program that provides underserved high school students with the tools and resources they need to become motivated to graduate high school, go to college, and pursue a professional career. During the program, Resident Advisors will:
Live on campus for 5 days and 4 nights
Be assigned to mentor and supervise a cohort (familia) of 8 – 10 students
Facilitate workshops, participate in panels, answer students’ questions, and engage students in discussions about college and the professional world
 
Training
Resident Advisors will be trained via webinars and conference calls prior to the symposium. One full day of intensive training will also be provided on-site the day before students arrive.
 
Qualifications
Undergraduate (junior or senior), graduate student, or recent college graduate with 1 – 3 years of professional experience
Good communication, leadership, and management skills
Responsible, reliable, and able to follow directions from leadership team
Team player
Able to commit to living on campus for 5 days (all expenses paid)

Benefits
Network with influential members of the Hispanic community
Build your resume by participating in a nationally recognized program
Give back and help shape the future of students in your community

Locations
Arizona Hispanic Youth Symposium – ASU – Tempe – July 7 – 10, 2010
Central Valley Hispanic Youth Symposium – CSU Fresno – July 20 – 23, 2010      
Dallas Hispanic Youth Symposium – Southern Methodist University – June 16 – 19, 2010
Los Angeles Hispanic Youth Symposium – UCLA – August 10 – 13, 2010    
Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium – Towson University – June 29 – July 2, 2010        
New Mexico Hispanic Youth Symposium – University of New Mexico – June 15 – 18, 2010
Virginia Hispanic Youth Symposium – Virginia State University – July 14 – 17, 2010
Silicon Valley Hispanic Youth Symposium – Santa Clara University/National Hispanic University – July 28 – 31, 2010

How do I apply?
Visit www.hispanicyouth.org and click on the “Become a Volunteer” tab at the top of the page.

Also: If you know of any high school students that are interested and in the various locations please forward them the website to apply for the program itself.

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