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Ernesto Mejia Headlines USHLI Student Leadership Event in Cleveland

April 27, 2012


The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) took its Student Leadership Series to Cleveland last week and over more than 850 students, teachers, counselors and administrators attended.

The event's featured speaker was Ernesto Mejia from Chicago and was hosted by Lincoln West High School.

In attendance were superintendents who came from surrounding schools to observe the program and meet with Mejia to discuss their inclusion in the series during the 2012-13 school year, according to USHLI.

The USHLI Student Leadership series kicked off in February during the 30th annual national conference in Chicago.

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Joining Mejia on the program were Shani Garza who conducted breakout sessions on how to finance your post-secondary education or training, and Joey Negron who conducted breakout sessions on leadership, reports the nonprofit.

"We were pleased to partner with the USHLI. The career and college recruitment fair they hosted provided significant value for not only our Latino population, but all students exploring their post-secondary education options," said Dr. Irene Javier, the principal at Lincoln-West. "The cultural alignment between their organization and our student population enhanced the partnership even more."

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The Student Leadership Series is designed for students in grades 6 to 12, college students, parents and educators.

To help USHLI's efforts, supporters can purchase a raffle ticket to win a General Motors donated 2012 Verano. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased with a check or credit card by calling USHLI at (312) 427-8683. The raffle ticket sales end July 15, and the winner will be announced at USHLI's Annual Dinner on August 16.

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