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2024 LLI Graduation
Thank you to all who attend the 2024 Latino Leadership Initiative Graduation Ceremony!

This year, we had over 30 students from Edmonds College, Skagit Valley College, and the University of Washington Bothell join together in this program and complete a community project. We appreciate all of your support during this program and a special thanks to our Graduation Keynote Speaker, University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Dr. Kristin Esterberg for your time and moving speech!

Edmonds College Getting Started: Life Cases - Students were assigned to analyze four different cases in which they presented their experience dealing with their respective issue and shared information, statistics, resources, and steps to contribute to a solution. These cases covered the following topics: Immigrants with Degrees Already, Balancing Parent and Student Life, Living Life as an Immigrant, and Advocating for Immigrant Families.

Skagit Valley College Raices Unidas - Students promoted cultural identification with family roots to address youth gang activity and fulfill the emotional needs for acceptance and cultural identification that Latinx youth lack in their daily lives. Activities they hosted were tortilla crafting, folklore dancing, pinata crafting, and a dinner reunion with workshop participants and community members.

Skagit Valley College O.U.R. Journey Youth Program - The Youth Program Group from Skagit Valley College reached out to the organization O.U.R. Journey to support their community as a whole by helping coordinate a sports play day. Their main focus was to promote and share fun activities with the youth and their parents that stimulate a sense of belonging, happiness, and overall team work within all participants.

Skagit Valley College LLI Website: Leadership Network - Students from Skagit Valley College designed an online platform with information from Skagit Valley College that allows for the distribution of information about LLI. This project gives information of the past LLI members who participated in the LLI class as well as the projects that they developed for the communities.

University of Washington Bothell - Inspiring Latino Scholars - Bothell High School students were mentored by UW Bothell LLI participants to help address college and post-high school graduation career pathways. Mentor session topics include: Things You Don’t Know You Need to Know as a First-Generation Student, Financial Aid, College Application and Admissions Process, Major/Career Explorations, Resume and Personal Statement Workshop, and Visualizing Your College Experience.

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