Youth Development Opportunities
Friend-to-Friend Student Wellness Conference
In partnership with TUPE Grant funds, 250 Middle School PLUS leaders and advisors participated in the annual Friend-to-Friend Student Wellness conference in Modesto. Students participated in workshops that focused on mindfulness, yoga, ATOD prevention, gang prevention, artistic expressions, and teenage health needs.
Yellow Ribbon Peer Helping
High School PLUS Leaders are trained as Peer Advocates and Peer Educators to deliver class lessons on Suicide Prevention using Yellow Ribbon currculum and promote the Yellow Ribbon Campaign for school-wide awareness on how to get They reach over 2000 high school students annually. In addition, ALL PLUS teams promote caring relationsihps and coping skills during the month of September annually as best practice for prevention.
LULAC Youth Leadership Conference
The annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference was held in November 2015. SUSD sent 1250 students to this wonderful opportunity at Delta College. PLUS and TUPE funds supported student attendance at this event. Students participated in College, Career and financial awareness workshops to help promote leadership and responsible decision making.
NAACP Youth Summit
Each year SUSD sends students to the NAACP Youth Summit at Delta College. PLUS Leaders attend this conference to gain important leadership skills including information on improving school climate, digital awareness, college, and career planning, as well as to hear important messages of hope and overcoming from community members who have worked hard to succeed.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Bilingual Financial Aid Fair
Each October, SUSD students and families participate in the Bilingual Financial Aid Fair held at the University of the Pacific sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Students attend grade level workshops aimed to help students gain important information to be prepared for college and the workforce. PLUS Leaders and advisors attend this event to enhance their leadership skills and promote these skills at their schools. While students attend workshops, parents also attend workshops to learn how to support their children's dreams of college.