The twelfth annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference will take place Oct 18-19, 2013 in Cheyenne, WY. The conference is open to young Latinas in grades 5-12 throughout Wyoming. The "Power of Choice" Conference will focus on two days of events including an opening night banquet, a whole day packed with informative workshops, and a fun filled concert. The cost for participants to attend is $30.00. The fee includes all events including the Friday evening banquet, breakfast and lunch during the day of the workshops and ticket to the Latin Jam Concert Saturday night.
The banquet held at the Holiday Inn, will open the conference on Friday night. That event is open to the public for a cost of $30.00 per person. The 2013 Keynote Speaker will be Paulette Attencio. Ms. Attencio is a bilingual professional storyteller with over 25 years of experience. She is an internationally and nationally recognized keynote speaker at business and educational workshops. As a little girl growing up in Penasco, New Mexico, the youngest of ten children, Paulette was intrigued by storytelling, largely through the memorable experiences of listening to her mother's renditions. The children would gather at her feet, with only the glowing light from the fireplace, listening attentively to the tales of comedy, romance, tragedy and witchcraft.
Participants of the Saturday conference will take part in a variety of workshops including education, bullying prevention, teen pregnancy, self defense, culture, etc. All girls will receive information that they can take back to their communities to continue the work of the "Power of Choice".
The conference culminates with the Latin Jam Showcase on Saturday night, Oct 19th, to be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center. This year's featured artist will include Latin entertainer Tobias Rene. Tobias Rene is a native New Mexican who records and performs traditional Spanish music. Rene has earned the title "King of New Mexico Music".
Tickets are available to the general public at $15.00 for ages 13 and older or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be bought through the Cheyenne Civic Center online, by phone or at the box office. For more info on tickets, call 307-637-6363 or visit www.cheyenneciviccenter.org.
For registration information and a schedule of events, please visit the conference facebook page or website at www.wyominglatinayouthconference.com. Scholarships may be available. You can also call Ann Redman at 307-632-4667 for additional registration questions and inquiries or if you would like to be a corporate or student sponsor.