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PMHS Students Attend Women Leaders Conference

Students get a chance to learn about various careers.

The Long Island Latino Teachers Association in collaboration with Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) held the conference "Women Leaders Paving Paths for Young Women" on Friday, Oct. 26 at SCCC Grant Campus in Brentwood.

Patchogue-Medford High School students attended workshops on a variety of career paths including education, social work, medicine/health, science/technology, law, politics, arts, journalism and business. The goal was to have these young women become empowered, inspired and motivated  - through knowledge and role models -  while being encouraged to pursue higher education after high school.

Pictured are Patchogue-Medford High School Assistant Principal Lucille Martir-Hoffman with students Jahsarah Ardila, Venisha Babulal, Courtney Bowe, Jessica Calandra, Stephanie Carroll, Tonya Cherry, Carissa Cordts, Abril Costanza, Nicole Delgadillo, Kerrieanne Gallo, Deja Hargrove, Dakota Hebert, Victoria Heifferon, Samantha Herskowitz, Ariana Jaramillo, Gessica Johns, Jacqueline Llagzna-Maldonado, Kristen Maddock, Joanna O'leary, and Marilyn Pina with International Inspirational Leader, Karen Hoyos, inspiring our young women during the conference.

Howie November 08, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Why is there never any programs like this for male students? There are always empowerment and mentor-ship programs and help with adjusting to college for women only. Doesn't anyone care that it is men that are the underrepresented gender in college? The education system is so biased against men.
Maria Carroll November 08, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I love this program and am so happy that my daughter was included. Our young girls need positive female role models :)
Krystle L. DiNicola November 08, 2012 at 05:40 PM
The Long Island Latino Teachers Association (www.LILTA.org) will be presenting the Fourth Annual Men's Conference on Friday, November 16th at Suffolk Community College.
Howie November 09, 2012 at 04:13 AM
OK, I had heard it was not going to occur. My error. Though I stand by my statement of bias against male students. Male students going to college need to watch these. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTc5s6v0xwI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c7Tw6KS7rk&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GC_QVlgGPA&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqapDzdqjGE&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA0oEyUlrp4&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8EZ2P5tw7A

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