Hundreds of chicano and mexicano youth gathered at Mesa State College for the 11th annual La Raza youth leadership conference.
There was entertainment, key note speakers, and workshops for the students.
The goal of the conference is to increase the students understanding and pride in their culture,
and to empower the students to fulfill their educational, economic, social and political potential.
Shirley Romero Otero tells 11 news how important it is to reach students young, and support them, so that they will eventually make it to a college or continuing education program after high school.