Listeners Engaging Actively to Develop Excellent Role models
Levitation Through Education
College Access Resources and Educational Motivation & Direction for the NINJA Generation
2nd Annual Hmong Youth Development Conference
~Awakening of the New Legacy ~
North High School • 2416 - East 11th Avenue, North St. Paul, MN • April 29-May 1, 2011
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS PROPOSALS
The Hmong Youth Development Conference (HYDC) is currently seeking proposals for the 2nd annual Hmong Youth Development Conference, to be held on April 29th, 30th and May 1st.
About the conference
Independent School District 622, North and Tartan High School is proud to host the 2nd annual Hmong Youth Development Conference. This conference is open to all students, middle school and up. The conference is focused is on three central components to youth development which are; celebrating Hmong culture and history, leadership development and college access.
ABOUT THE THEME AND CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
In the wake of recent historical events that have affected the Hmong community, the loss of important community figures, the economic decline that has directly impacted so many of our families, and the stagnant absence of motivation and direction for our youth, it is now more important than ever to invest in and develop our present and future generation ~ The New Legacy. Our goal is to raise awareness, provide inspiration, direction and resources for our present and future generation so they can effectively contribute to building and sustaining strong communities.
Guided by this year’s theme, HYDC’s three key topics are:
Revival of the Forgotten. Focusing on Hmong Culture and History. Learning, understanding and sharing the Hmong American Journey to build a strong sense of self-identity.
L*E*A*D*E*R: Listeners Engaging Actively to Develop Excellent Role models. Leadership, team building and social awareness tools at all levels to develop all types of leaders.
Levitation through Education: College access resources. Educational motivation and direction to help guide the NINJA (acronym for No Income No Job or Assets) Generation.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Presenters would be presenting to youth in middle school and up. Proposed workshops should incorporate the conference theme around one or more of our topic areas. Listed below are some possible workshop topics and ideas:
Possiable workshops reflecting Hmong Culture and History
History lessons on the Secret War, General Vang Pao, stories of my refugee parents
Lessons on how to read and write in Hmong
Dialogue or presentations on our current community disparities such as; Early marriage, teen pregnancy, gangs and drug use
The great Gender Debate or Discussions – traditional norms vs. modern views – perhaps a simulation where traditional genders roles are swapped
Hmong games from way back in the day
How my Hmongness influences my music, arts and everything about me
All workshops should be no more than 50 minutes in length; however there are limited 2 hour slots available for specific workshops. Please specify if and why you would need 2 hours for your workshop.
Presenters are highly encouraged to present their workshops during all ten 50 minute sessions during Saturday and Sunday. It’s our intention to have all of our participants experience the same workshops. Please see workshop schedule below.
Proposals are due as soon as possible or before April 22nd.
HYDC will be offering a stipend of $25/ workshop, however we are requesting that presenters consider donating their time, it would be greatly appreciate.
If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please complete the following application. Email the application and requested additional materials to: email@example.com, with the subject heading: HYDC Workshop Proposal Submission.
You can also mail in your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
North High School