This past Saturday, September 13th, Con Mi MADRE held its first Fall Conference of the year for our middle and high school families. The “Ready, Set, Go” conference was a collaborative effort between Con Mi MADRE and AISD’s Hispanic Futures Program to discuss important topics that would make our families start the school year off right! Students had the opportunity to learn about study tips, how to dress for success, dating tips and bullying. The parents workshops included healthy relationships, how to deal with bullying, and social media protection.
We were lucky enough to have 16 fabulous presenters at this conference, including our main keynote speaker, Rebecca Contreras. We also had another very special guest stop by, the interim superintendent: Dr. Paul Cruz!
We would like to thank all of our partners, including The City of Austin and Austin Energy, as well as our presenters for showing leadership in our community. Thank you to Bedicheck Middle School for letting us use their facilities and to our 189 participants who attended the conference!
Rebecca Contreras, Dr. Teresa Granillo, Mr. Edmund Oropez, Raul Alvarez, Karla Salas