Conferences provide cultural learning for all students

Clovis Unified has opportunities this spring for students to participate in student leadership conferences. The district partners with the community in creating these cultural events where students can learn about themselves and one another. 
 
Upcoming conferences are: 
  • African American Student Leadership High School Conference, Feb. 5, at the Fresno Convention Center, hosted by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. The theme is “Working Collectively to Achieve Excellence.” 
  • Clovis Unified African American Student Leadership Middle School Conference, Feb. 12, at Clovis North Educational Center, hosted by CUSD. The theme is “Know Your Past, Empower Your Present and Change Your Future,” and the  keynote speaker is Dr. Chike Akua, who is a culturally relevant trainer and master teacher. 
  • Clovis Unified Latino Student Success Middle School Conference, March 22, at Kastner Intermediate, hosted by CUSD. The keynote speaker is Gabe Salazar, who is rated the top Latino youth speaker in the nation.
  • Sixth Annual Latino Student Success Conference, March 29, Clovis North Educational Center, hosted by CUSD for high school students. The conference includes a college and career fair, mentors and keynote speaker Juan Felipe Herrera.

Clovis Unified’s leadership conferences are open to all students regardless of race and ethnicity. “Having knowledge of each other’s culture and diversity is important so that students can be better prepared to compete in a diverse society,” said Saul Salinas, CUSD Coordinator of Community Relations. “Listening to wonderful keynote speakers, professionals in the community, and sharing information on college and careers is essential for student success.” 

CUSD’s Asian Student Success Conference was held in December. More information about these conferences and signing up is available through schools’ counseling centers.




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