Colorado State University – Pueblo Women’s Studies hosts young women’s conference

Colorado State University – Pueblo Women’s Studies hosts young women’s conference 

PUEBLO  Colorado State University-Pueblo Women's Studies Program, in conjunction with campus and community agencies, will host a one-day conference for juniors and seniors from area high schools and educational communities to explore goals and options with a focus on the importance of higher education. “Exploring dreams and opportunities” is the theme for the 7th annual Young Women’s Real World Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom.

The fall event is the brainchild of Conference Coordinator Dr. Carol Loats, a member of the University’s history and women’s studies faculty.  Trained coaches work with students throughout the day, panelists discuss life stories and options, and each participant receives materials to help develop her skills.

“This has become such a wonderful community-campus event,” said Loats. “Without our local agency partners, we couldn’t manage such a solid workshop.”

Seating for this year’s event is full, but persons interested in future programs should contact Loats at 549-2348.

CSU-Pueblo Women’s Studies organizes this project with collaboration and guidance from many campus organizations, community organizations, and businesses including:

¨  Student Life Office    

¨ Crossroads Turning Points , Inc.     

¨ DA’s Office, Community Outreach

¨ Director of Campus Diversity       

¨ DSS, Chaffee Independent Living Program       

¨ DSS North                          

¨ El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Center

¨ Girl Scouts

¨ Out Front  

¨ Parkview Medical Center 

¨ PCC Alternative High School Diploma Program

¨ Pueblo Alliance for Healthy Teens

¨ Pueblo City-County Health Department

¨ Pueblo City and County High Schools

¨ Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation

¨ Pueblo Workforce Center  

¨ Upward Bound, CSU-Pueblo         

¨ YWCA of Pueblo         


Financial support: 

CSU-Pueblo President’s Office

CSU-Pueblo Provost’s Office

Parkview Medical Center

CSU-Pueblo Diversity Resources

Campus and community donations

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.