Grand Valley will host more than 1,000 Latino youth from across Michigan at a conference next spring sponsored by a consortium of higher education admissions officers.
The ALSAME (Advocates for Latino Student Advancement in Michigan Education) Conference will be May 6 in the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus. Grand Valley hosted the 2019 conference, which was attended by more than 600 youth.
GVSU Admissions counselors Michael Guerra and Elizabeth Arangure-Martinez are co-chairs. Guerra said a college fair accompanies the conference, and industry leaders in health care and technology will staff tables to engage with students.
"We hope to empower, excite and better prepare our Michigan Latino students for higher education," Guerra said. "Students will leave the conference with knowledge of emerging career fields, and will have networked with colleges and universities, gaining skills to become competitive applicants and with an understanding of the importance of attending college."