Latinx Role Models Day 2017

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Latinx Role Models Day ::  April 12, 2018


Latinx Role Models Day 2017

LASER’s Latinx Role Models Day 2017 offered nearly 500 Latino high school students the chance to hear from undergraduate and graduate students and community members from a wide-range of occupations as well as faculty from The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and Columbus State Community College. Throughout the day, visiting students had small group sessions with roles models, took a tour of the Ohio State campus, and listened to keynote speaker, Eric J. Garcia, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Latino artivist who works with different media, including political cartoons, to raise social and political awareness.  Read more.

“Professionally I was honored to be part of it. And personally, as a mother, it was a success because my oldest son, Brandon, loved the campus so much he wants to go to Ohio State instead after talking and visiting other colleges.”
                                                                                 — Parent

“My students loved Latino Role Models Day for just that reason: it opened their eyes to the many different opportunities that are available to them.”
                                                                                 —Teacher

“The exposure to this large group of high school students. The program is a wonderful example of how powerful we are as a community.”
                                                                                 — Corporate Member Role Model

“It was a fantastic event and I was honored to have been asked to play a role in helping the next generation navigate their career options.”
                                                                                 — Community Role Model

“The highlight: I got to meet other high schoolers that wanted to major in the same thing as me”—High School Student “I loved the icebreaker and campus tour.”
                                                                                 — High School Student