Edúcate - Sí Se Puede
Edúcate-Sí Se Puede 2021
Edúcate- Sí Se Puede is an inspirational conference for Latino and Latina High School students in San Luis Obispo County. This conference will empower and motivate students to pursue higher education, encourage them to overcome barriers, understand that they can achieve their goals, and expose students to a myriad of educational and career paths.
This year's Edúcate Sí Se Puede conference offers experiences for High School Students, Middle School students and Parents. Come and learn about all the opportunities to earn a college degree.
We hope to you see at the event on:
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Keynote Speaker- Dr. Cristobal Salinas
Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Department at Florida Atlantic University. His research promotes access and equality in higher education and explores the social and political context of education opportunities for historically marginalized communities. Dr. Salinas is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. He has published over 22 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited 5 book, and over 27 book chapters, and has received over 25 international and national awards for his commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. His research has been featured in CNN, NPR, Telemundo, and Good Morning America.
Edúcate-Sí Se Puede 2021 Presentations
The CaFE Center houses four programs, CalWORKs, Foster Youth, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) that provide students with educational support services thru a supportive staff with connection to resources on and off campus, helping them to reach their educational goal. Our CaFE team is known for going above and beyond to ensure every opportunity for student success. Join CaFE and Be Unstoppable! Si Se Puede - Yes You Can!
Welcome! Bienvenidos! We will be talking about what you need to do in Middle School and High school to get ready for college and get the most of financial aid like Federal and State Grants, scholarships and more.
Have you ever wondered what university transfer means? Or if should you consider it? Come join this workshop to find out how you can begin your journey towards earning a university Bachelor's degree at Cuesta College, and why you should! Learn how earning a Bachelor's degree can significantly impact your future career options and lifestyle, and how to begin this process at Cuesta College. We will discuss university options, what the timeline looks like to transfer and how to pay for your education. With the Promise Scholarship you can get your first two years of college for free, and many students are able to get two years for free at the university as well. We will also discuss the resources at Cuesta that can help you along the way.
During this session we will discuss the role parents play in the success of their student. Parents will come away with tangible examples on how they can support their students. We will also talk about the cultural capital they posses and how that can help their student in a positive way and influence their success. Parents will also come away with knowledge about the college process and questions they can ask their students as they go through the college journey. This workshop will be in Spanish.
Come hear from first generation Latinx students and learn more about navigating the college system! During this session, we will be sharing our stories and tips to help you make the most of your college experience
Join us to hear from a panel of students in teacher track programs at Cal Poly. The
panel will be
sharing their experiences as Latinx students at Cal Poly as well as their journey to become future
bilingual educators. We will also leave time for Q&A at the end.
Do you like to help people? Are you a good listener, and do you notice your friends come to you when they need support? Did you know these are important strengths that could be a part of your future career?! Check out these exciting degrees that could be a stepping stone to a meaningful career: Addiction Treatment Studies, Social Work, Human Development/Human Services, and Social Justice.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a multi-disciplinary science that can create opportunities for students in a variety of academic and professional pathways. GIS uses the power of maps and data to create visualizations and conduct analysis addressing socioeconomic, environmental, social justice, engineering and healthcare problems. GIS has grown from a mapping science to a technology that can present geographical data through mapping applications such as Google Maps and ArcGIS Online, dashboards, story authoring applications and mobile solutions. This session will introduce the various tools and skills that are taught in the GIS Certificate Program at Cuesta College using industry standard software. The certificate program is valuable as a stand-alone program but also as a complement to many degree programs at the community and four-year college level. Attendees will learn about the work- and project-based experiences the certificate program offers and the job opportunities available for graduates of the program.
During this session, students will learn about the steps needed to become a teacher in CA and the different Teacher Pathways that Cuesta College offers. Students will also learn about all the resources and support available for our Teacher Pathways students.
A Phlebotomist collects blood that is sent to a clinical laboratory for testing. Blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of certain medications, and determine a person's overall health status. Phlebotomists work in outreach blood drawing sites and acute care hospitals. Phlebotomists also help process the blood samples and prepare them for testing. In this session we will explore some of the blood drawing techniques and collection tubes.
Cuesta offers a one semester program that will prepare you to take your National Exam and become a California Certified Phlebotomist. Phlebotomists with no experience start between $17 and $19 per hour and after 10-15 years experience can earn $50,000-$60,000 a year. Most hospitals offer excellent health and retirement benefits as well as a variety of shifts (AM/PM/Nights).
Student Contest Details
SHORT VIDEO CONTEST- Participants can submit a short video on what education means to them and their
educational journey. All video submissions must be under 2 minutes.
DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH
ESSAY CONTEST- Please answer the following essay question in 500 words or more: “What obstacles
or barriers inspire you to pursue a higher education?”
DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH
Winners of each contest category will be announced the day of the event. Each winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. All submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Attn: Outreach and Enrollment Services
P.O. Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Please contact Belem Diaz Infante for immediate questions.