Young Women’s Real World Conference

Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts Young Women’s Real World Conference

PUEBLO – High school age women will participate in the 6th annual Young Women’s Real World Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The day-long workshop runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Occhiato Student Center Ballroom and will feature a variety of activities to encourage the teens to “explore your dreams.”

“We’ve used the phrase “explore your dreams” for several years to really ask students to think about their dreams and plans for the future—to set some goals,” said Dr. Carol Loats, coordinator for the annual event. “We’d like them to consider their options.”
In addition to icebreakers and a guest panel, participants will work with trained coaches to take part in decision-making exercises, campus life activities, and journaling throughout the day.
The campus-community event is a joint effort between university staff and faculty and numerous agency directors and coordinators in the Pueblo area. Coordinated by the university’s Women’s Studies Program as an outreach event, the Real World Conference is co-sponsored by the CSU-Pueblo President’s Office, Office of the Provost, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of Student Affairs. In addition, more than 25 schools and community agencies participate in planning the event.
“The collaborative planning effort has always been the centerpiece of this event,” said Loats. “We couldn’t make this work without the many creative folks at the table.”

For more information about the conference, call Loats at 549-2348 or e-mail her at

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