PULLMAN, Wash. – College/career options for teens will be presented at the Washington State University Extension Summer Teen Conference, “Up 2 U,” June 26-28.
 
The program will include activities, workshops, college/career information and recreation. Teens will learn about career possibilities, educational options and how to develop life skills to successfully pursue opportunities.
 
Participants will live in dorms on the Pullman 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. He is an associate professor and director of the Oregon 4-H International Summer Camps.
 
He will speak about how youth can work to achieve their dreams and become contributing citizens at noon Monday, June 27, in the CUB ballroom.
 
Keith Hawkins will present his “Courage to Lead” keynote address at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 27, 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 is open to youth entering grades 8-12. The cost is $175. More information and registration is available at http://4h.wsu.edu and through county 4-H offices.