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4th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference Comes to New Rochelle H.S.

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The fourth annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on April 16 at New Rochelle High School.

The event is expected to draw 400 Latino students from Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Nassau counties as well as from New York City.

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is expected to attend and give the event's keynote address.

The event aims to be a "dynamic forum for teens to build their skills, celebrate their strengths and be inspired by successful Latino role models."

The students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on leadership, education, career development and cultural identity.

After Rivera speaks, he is scheduled to lead a one-hour discussion with parents.

New Rochelle High School's Hispanic Culture Club is hosting the conference along with the United Cultures Club and the New Comers Ambassador Club.

The conference is to be held in the high school's Whitney Young Auditorium at 265 Clove Road.

Anyone planning to attend the conference should contact Allison Gilbert ( at 917-783-6193, or Tanya Hunt ( at 914-588-4673.

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