UTSA Mexican American studies students hosts youth conference on higher education

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(May 25, 2011)--The UTSA Mexican American Studies S tudent Organization (MASSO) will host the Youth Conference for Higher Education from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The conference will include workshops, panel discussions and activities centering around the roles that community, consciousness and culture play in the lives of students in higher education. Workshop topics will include health and consciousness, community and activism, and creative expression.

Attendees will be provided with the tools and knowledge to maneuver themselves with greater confidence through the higher education system following graduation from high school. Students from various experiences will have the opportunity to voice their needs and desires in relation to their higher education and academic aspirations.

MASSO has sponsored university, community and political events benefiting UTSA students and the San Antonio community. With the group's mission of encouraging cultural pride, cultural awareness and community activism, the conference's goal is to help students bridge the gap between high school and higher education. Created by students for students, the conference will offer strategies and tools that will help make the transition with greater confidence from high school to college.

For more information on the conference or MASSO scholarships, contact Emiliano Calderon at 210-215-3203 or visit the MASSO website.