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WSU Extension Summer Teen Conference “UP 2 U”

PULLMAN, Wash. –- Discover new directions at the Washington State University Extension Summer Teen Conference. This three-day program features action-filled activities, workshops, college/career information and recreation. Teens will learn about career possibilities, educational options, and how to develop life skills for successful opportunities. Youth will live in dorms on the WSU campus, meet others from across the state, network, and develop tools for creating their future.

Speaker Mario A. Magaña Alvarez came to the United States at the age of 20 as an undocumented migrant farm worker and spoke no English.  At 28, he was accepted at Oregon State University where he completed his BA and three Master’s degrees. Today Magaña Alvarez is an Associate Professor and the Director for the Oregon 4-H International Summer Camps.  He will speak about how youth can work to achieve their dreams and become contributing citizens on Monday, June 27 at noon in the CUB Ballroom.

Keith Hawkins will present his Courage to Lead keynote on Monday, June 27 at 6:15 in the CUB Ballroom.  Hawkins, co-author of two books on teen empowerment, travels throughout North America with a passion for helping young people develop meaningful relationships that result in increased confidence and vision.

The conference, June 26 – 28, is being held at the WSU Pullman campus and is open to all youth entering grades 8 through 12. The cost is $175.00. More information and registration is available at and county 4-H offices.


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