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2009 Young Muchachas Y Muchachos Conference

On March 27, 2009, nearly 100 ASPIRANTES from across the County gathered at Miami-Dade College, Wolfson Campus for the 2009 Young Muchachas Y Muchachos Conference. The day was filled with intriguing speakers, panels and workshops. The motivating keynote speaker, Ed Hernandez, shared how ASPIRA helped him focus his career path. He has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is currently a partner with one of the top law firms in the County.

muchachasThe ASPIRANTES were exposed to non-traditional career paths, such as crime scene investigation for the muchachas and teaching for the muchachos. Furthermore, the students learned how to express themselves creatively and productively during workshops facilitated by Spoken muchachosSoul and Write Side Poets. The day ended with an interactive session focused on how the media portrays women. This workshop helped the young men to view women in a respectful manner and young women to value themselves.

The ASPIRANTES left the conference motivated and willing to gear their educational and professional goals outside of the box they once kept them.