The 5th Annual International Youth Leadership Conference was a great success. We wish to thank the staff at Portland State University, our PPS/ESL staff and volunteers for their support in celebrating the linguistic and cultural assets that our Emergent Bilingual Students bring to Portland Public Schools. We also appreciate the dozens of presenters and exhibitors from our community who took the time share their valuable knowledge and experience with over 450 EBs from across PPS.
The IYLC is an opportunity for students to learn and network with fellow students, educators and language minority leaders in the Portland area.
In the morning, students partook in a general assembly and presentation by a keynote speaker. Students then broke into groups for two separate workshops focusing on themes of leadership, our multicultural future, and preparation for college/career. Students also had opportunities to meet with college and business recruiters and campus tours provided by Portland Stat Univeristy.
If you have any questions about how you can support the IYLC, Contact: Francisco Garcia – Program Manager – ESL, 503-916-3097 firstname.lastname@example.org
View the first edition of our EB Newsletter, writen, edited and produced by our IYLC Council News Team.
Click on the video for highlights from the 2013-14 conference as filmed by our EBs!
Click on the video for highlights from our first conference!