Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts young women’s REAL LIFE conference


Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts young women’s REAL LIFE conference

PUEBLO – The 8th annual Young Women’s Real Life Conference scheduled on Nov. 2 at Colorado State University-Pueblo will encourage young women of high school age to explore strategies in career and life planning.

The Women’s Studies Program, in conjunction with campus and community agencies, invites junior and seniors from area high schools and educational communities to explore goals and options in a day-long conference, scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Occhiato University Center on campus.

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 and student volunteers
work with students throughout the day, panelists discuss life stories and options, and each participant receives materials to help develop her skills. Students are provided with materials about post-secondary education—college, training programs, certificate opportunities.
“We want young women to know they have many choices before them,” said Loats. “Our workshop is a true community effort to help them make positive and healthy choices.”
   
While the participation deadline has passed for this year, persons interested in future programs should contact Loats at 719-549-2348.

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.