The Inland Valley Uplift Foundation in partnership with Zeta Tau Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will sponsor its 6th annual Youth Leadership Conference March 7, on the campus of the University of La Verne.
High School and Jr High School Male Youth are invited to attend this conference where they will receive quality of life information. The Conference theme is: Productivity: A Pathway to Manhood.
The conference sponsors expect to see more than 150 male youth and parents from the Inland Empire as well as the San Gabriel Valley. Youth, their parents or legal guardians will receive life changing information that might increase the chance of their lives improving in many ways.
Mr. James Wilson, President of the Inland Valley Uplift Foundation and Coordinator of the conference says: It is the purpose of the IVUF to do its part to “improve the quality of life of citizens by providing college preparation, entrepreneurial mentorship and instruction” to youth and their families in the Inland Valley of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties of California.
Wilson emphasized the conference is free. Students and their parents must register, however, to receive this beneﬁt. The youth will learn about what it takes to prepare for and be admitted into a college or university.
They will be able to discuss with presenters: the challenges, barriers and obstacles as they pursue a college education. They will also learn the many rewards for achieving a college degree.
According to Wilson, parents and students will be provided a clear picture of Financial Aid and the process of applying and securing resources to afford a College Education, such as: what is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), how do I apply for ﬁnancial aid, who can apply for ﬁnancial aid, what is the difference between a loan and a grant, and how much does it cost to go to a College or University?
Is it too early to begin preparing for life after high school? What if I’m not certain that I can make it
in a college of university? Students and their parents will have the opportunity to discuss these questions. They will receive the tools to properly prepare for attending a College or University. Students will explore the fundamentals of completing a College Admission Application utilizing a college planner and other resources.
What kind of jobs will be available when I graduate from high school? Students will learn about 21st century jobs and the skills they will need to ﬁnd a job to support themselves. Students will come to understand that their competition for jobs in the future will not come so much from their classmates and schoolmates in their neighborhood but from youth world-wide.
Therefore, knowledge of high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is an increasing inﬂuence in our daily lives.
Parents will have the opportunity to learn what they need to be doing to help keep their children safe. They will have the opportunity to talk with professionals about what quality of life they want for their children. They will become aware of resources that are available to assist them as they counsel and advise their children about life after high school.
To register for the conference, contact Jim Wilson at (909) 685-4639 or by email: inland.ivuf@yahoo. com.