Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference 2017 | Workshop Facilitation Application

The Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference (CLYEC) is a 3-day, 2-night event hosted by the UC Davis Student Recruitment & Retention Center's program Yik'al Kuyum (Mayan for "Origin of Light"), held at the University of California, Davis. CLYEC aims to empower youth to strive for higher education as well as promote cultural awareness through workshops, activities, motivational keynote speakers, and performers encompassing our culture. CLYEC is open to all high school students (no GPA requirement) who identify as Chicanx/Latinx. CLYEC is open to students of all socioeconomic statuses and genders who have the passion to grow and learn with an open mind about culture, social justice, and education in our community. Our mission is to serve the Chicanx/Latinx community and welcome any allies.


This years theme is, "The Revolution Begins With Me". Throughout the conference we hope for students to understand the power of their identities, learn different forms of resistance and activism, and understand the importance of higher education. We acknowledge that the first revolution must be within oneself.

• WHO: Any high school student interested in culture and higher education grade levels 9th-12th
• WHAT: A 3-day empowerment conference where high school students participate in cultural, academic, and empowerment workshops, and establish mentorship bonds with college students.
• WHERE: University of California, Davis | Students will be staying at the Aggie Inn hotel, right next to campus.
• WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017 5PM - Sunday, January 29, 2017 3PM
• HOW: The deadline for applications is Friday, December 9, 2017 at 11:59PM. We will notify you of your status through an email and/or phone call beginning Saturday, January 9th-10th.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Workshops are a vital part of the high school participants' empowering educational experience. As a facilitator, you will have an opportunity to change a student's life by empowering and transforming them to become agents of change. During these workshops, our students will expand their knowledge and come to understand issues that they would not have a chance to encounter in a high school setting. In addition, these workshops will provide space for creativity and fun.

Needless to say, we want our high school students to get the most from this experience and open their eyes to new possibilities. There are a total of three workshop blocks, with each block being approximately 1-1:30 HOUR LONG (Please take into consideration transition and set up time). However, your application will be considered for one of the following blocks:

Workshop Block One: Hxstorical
Description: We hope that throughout these sets of workshops students are able to get more hxstorical context, not only of the creation of the Chicanx/Latinx Identity but also how has it been an intersectional identity throughout hxstory.

Workshop Block Two: Activism and Resistance
Description: In this session of workshops we hope that we are able to understand what Activism and/or Resistance is and also being able to find different forms of expressions.

Workshop Block Three : Academic/ Higher Education
Description: We’re hoping that in these workshops we’re able to promote and encourage student to pursue higher education. Also, de-stigmatizing the only method of higher education is to go through a 4 year institution. And being able to name what those other forms of higher education may look like for them.

Each block will have allow for 2-3 optional workshops. If your workshop doesn't fit in these blocks, but are interested in hosting a workshop then please contact us. We may also select your workshop to be facilitated for all students instead of being an optional for the workshop blocks.

Facilitator(s) only need to host ONE workshop in one of the blocks. There will be approximately 20 high school students in your workshop. As a facilitator, your job is to introduce these issues through various methods such as presentation, creative activities, or even reflection. Please make sure that the workshops proposed are applicable, appropriate, and engaging to high school students. If you would like to propose a workshop, please fill out the information below. ANY COMMUNITY is welcome to propose a workshop, including non-UC Davis students

For any questions please contact:

Jonathan Martinez
Fabiola Camacho
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