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  • Online International Youth Leadership Conference 

    Spring 2021- Wednesday, April 14



    It is my honor to announce that the Humanities Department will soon begin the recruitment process for the 2020-2021 International Youth Leadership Conference student council.


    The conference will look different this year as we maintain safety protocols, but will include an online day of facilitated workshops designed to enhance leadership and communication skills, prepare Emergent Bilingual / Multilingual High School students for college and career, and celebrate their contributions to our culture and community.


    Whether you are new to the IYLC or have been with us before, I highly encourage every one of our PPS Leaders to join us on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to see how your students shine. Your EBs show up not just as participants, but also as conference organizers, workshop facilitators, and as the dynamic and engaged global citizens that will lead Oregon into the future.


    We have found that the EBs who participate in the IYLC, return to their schools with a renewed sense of themselves and a positive outlook on their role in their education. We certainly see this in our IYLC Leadership Council, as individual members work in our high schools to change academic and social outcomes for themselves and their colleagues.


    Jennifer Hernandez will be overseeing the conference and leading the work. She can be contacted at jhernandez1@pps.net.


    I thank you all for your enthusiasm and support for the IYLC. I truly appreciate your commitment to embracing our Emergent Bilingual students for the added value that they bring to the culture of your schools.


    Tania McKey

    Senior Director, Humanities