Latino Leadership Symposia
November 8, 2016
Breaking the Shackles of Oppression
The Latino Leadership Symposium is part of NEBRASKA’s annual diversity leadership symposia series designed to enhance college access and leadership development. The series’ theme this year is Free Yourself: Breaking the Shackles of Oppression.
Students who are nominated to attend will celebrate the opportunities and discuss the challenges of Latino culture. Students will attend sessions designed to address community-related issues and create a plan of action to address these issues. Additionally, attending this event will qualify students to be considered for the NEBRASKA Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship, worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.
If you have a guest attending under the age of 18, please have them fill out the forms below and bring them with you the day of your visit.
Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.
*FEE WAIVER MAY BE APPROVED FOR STUDENTS ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH AT SCHOOL
Juan Cangas has spent most of his life pursuing one question: “Why do some people succeed in life while others fail?” Juan had to find his own motivation to succeed as a young Latino teen wrestling with the challenges of life. His drive to overcome barriers and desire to make his mother proud helped him become the first person in his family to attend college.
Juan is an authority in youth leadership development, with over 7 years of experience inspiring students from all walks of life. He helped found the THRIVE Leadership Club (2011), an organization whose mission is to help unite and equip students from different cultures (Nepal, Karen, Somalia, Latin America, etc.) and empower them to become servant leaders in their communities. He utilizes his life experiences and crazy humor to help inspire and coach students every single day. Through Juan’s mentorship and teachings, his students have a better opportunity to not only graduate high school, but to also be the type of teens you’d like your own son or daughter to hang out with.
Juan’s mission is to be an outrageous and passionate man who delivers a message of hope and determination wherever he goes. He does this through speaking and facilitating powerful workshops throughout the nation.