Students to explore colleges, internships, workshops at Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Oct 12, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email More than 760 students are registered for the annual Idaho Hispanic Youth Summit at Boise State University on Monday. Courtesy of the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Facebook Twitter Email Print Save The annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit in Boise Monday will bring together more than 760 Idaho students for a day of workshops and interviews with college and internship recruiters.It's the largest gathering of Hispanics in the state, according to the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, which is putting on the event.Idaho colleges and universities, along with Portland State University, will be on hand to interview high school seniors and offer approximately $300,000 in scholarships. The Idaho National Laboratory will interview students for paid summer internships. The summit, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boise State University Student Union Building, will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), leadership skills, college preparation and substance abuse prevention.STEM workshops will be put on by the Idaho National Laboratory, the Meridian Library District, the Micron Foundation and BSU’s Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.Boise Police will provide substance abuse prevention workshops, and the University of Idaho and the College of Southern Idaho will present on financial aid.Second Chance Grace will bring in a mobile maximum security prison cell — a replica of presenter Peter Vasquez’s prison cell — to help students understand the consequences of substance abuse. Vasquez will talk about how he turned his life around.Roberto Rivera, president of The Good Life Organization, will give the keynote address.Rivera is an award-winning artist and educator who specializes in applying best practices in engaging youth. He earned an undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he created his own major titled “Social Change, Youth Culture and the Arts." He got his master’s at University of Illinois at Chicago in youth development with a focus on social justice, urban education and hip-hop. More from this section Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows Posted: 5:12 p.m. Dog of the Week: Buddy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 March for Meals March 17 at Kleiner Park Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Grow announces Idaho Senate candidacy Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!