Feb 22, 2019
Humboldt State will host a day-long leadership conference for more than 300 Northern California high school students on Friday, March 1.
HSU student leaders will engage with the visiting students through workshops, panels, presentations and hands-on activities that will highlight the importance of getting involved and being actively engaged in college.
The event is affiliated with national TRiO programs, a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. HSU is home to two pre-college TRiO programs and serving more than 1,000 students’ grades 6-12 in Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte counties.
The theme of the event is “Engage. Enrich. Empower. Leadership in Action!” HSU student leaders will share how their engagement with the campus community has added value to their college experience.
“HSU is rich with a student population that is engaged in so many leadership roles across campus,” says TRiO Upward Bound Director Jen Dyke. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to highlight the experiences that enrich and empower their lives.”
More than 800,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 3,100 programs nationally. TRiO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRiO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff. Learn more at the TRiO website.