Middle and high school students from around Orange County gathered at the University of California, Irvine for the Resistance Youth Conference. The conference was designed to provide students with informational workshops on college admissions, to educate students on Chicano history, and to help young students on their path to higher education.

Freshman Katie Muniz attended the event along with her family. Katie’s older sister, Cinthia, is a former Breakthrough student and now attends UC Merced. According to Katie, “my brother thought that spray painting was an interactive and fun experience and enjoyed participating in it. My mom thought it was a great learning experience and she would love to attend next year.” Included in the conference was expression of culture through spray paint, a group dance where students were able to express themselves through movement, and a workshop about A-G college requirements.

Thank you UCI for holding the Youth Conference and for including Breakthrough students in your event.


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