Towson University to host Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium June 30–July 2

Nationally recognized program to address education, career planning for Hispanic youth

TOWSON, Md. (June 17, 2010)—Towson University will host the 2010 Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS), a nationally recognized college access program sponsored by The Hispanic College Fund (HFC) that addresses the adversity and lack of educational opportunities faced by much of the Hispanic youth today. The symposium will be held from June 30–July 2 on the Towson University campus.

Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium logoHYS brings together sophomore and junior high school students, parents, business and community leaders, and academic professionals in a program designed to provide students with the essential resources necessary to graduate from high school, prepare for college and develop successful professional careers.

During the four-day, three-night symposium, students will be exposed to life on a college campus and participate in a wide array of activities and workshops. Program participants will learn about the importance of community service and explore career options in business, science, technology, engineering and math. Competitions will be held for $2,000, $1,000 and $500 scholarships in art, speech, talent and essay categories.

After students participate in the symposium, they will be engaged in year-round activities to further encourage personal and professional growth. Students will also have access to an invaluable formal support network of peers, parents, mentors and professional connections.

The Maryland Hispanic Symposium includes over 200 high school students and dozens of resident assistants. Those who wish to volunteer, sponsor or obtain additional information about the symposium are encouraged to visit the Hispanic Youth Symposium Web site for more details.


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