Proyecto Juventud at NCLR Conference

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Proyecto Juventud students who were selected as national winners of The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Innovation Lab Affiliates competition to present their STEM project at the NCLR Líderes Summit. The NCLR Innovation Lab is a program that inspires social entrepreneurship, encouraging students to tackle some of the most pressing needs in their communities. Every summer, NCLR Líderes Summit brings together hundreds of youth from high school and college groups, NCLR Líderes educational programs, and NCLR Affiliates to support the academic growth and leadership development of Latino youth ages 14–23. The Líderes Summit provides an exciting and challenging youth leadership experience over four days, focusing in areas such as: professional development; civic engagement; and networking opportunities. Líderes youth also enjoy the overall NCLR Annual Conference experience by participating in cutting-edge workshops, town halls, as well as hearing and interacting with national leaders who are impacting and shaping our community every day. Our Proyecto Juventud students will present their project on Sunday, July 24th, during the Innovation Lab Showcase. Their project is an energy model that extracts fuel from self-grown algae to power a car prototype as an alternative form of clean energy to positively impact their community. Panelists for this showcase include representatives from Shell, Google & YouTube, Sprint, and Facebook who will provide them with words of wisdom, encouragement, and feedback, while sharing their own personal STEM journey. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the NCLR STEM pipeline in this fun and engaging showcase.

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