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Everywhere you looked, there were signs for Soy
un Lider, all pointing to the Alumni Gym where the
conference began. So, what is Soy un Lider?
"(It) is a conference for Latino high school students
... where they receive information about how to prepare
themselves for college," said Multicultural Education
Department head and Director of Diversity Training
and Development Jorge Zeballos. "The goals of the
conference are to empower Latino students to see
themselves as college students and to increase the rate of
Latino students from these counties that attend college."
First-year and volunteer Jose Oliva added, "Most of
the Latinos going to college are the first generation to do
it. It's hard to navigate the system when if s your first
time doing it, not just for you, but for your family as
"(I) became involved in SuL because I was fortunate
enough to be part of a college access program where I
was supported," said first-year Danny Tejeda. "I want to
give back to the community and aid those who do not
have the same support I have had."
For Oliva, this conference is personal.
"I came to the conference during my first year... in the
USA," Oliva said. "I did not know how to navigate the
college system. The workshops in Spanish made more
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