The MENTE Summit is a one of a kind conference that brings together professionals, college, and high school Latinx men to address inequities and barriers facing Latino males. Participants will connect with community leaders and network to build momentum to encourage and support more Latinos to pursue their career.
Mente values the dignity and worth of all people; all race, ethnic, gender, sexual orientations, and religious identities are invited and welcome. We strive to create a conference where all participants are prepared to learn and to enjoy all conference activities. In order to live up to our expectations, we ask students and educators to help adhere to the following values in order to ensure that everyone benefits from the MENTE Summit.
BE PREPARED TO LEARN
An important part of growth is the ability to listen as well as ask tough questions. We invite all students to challenge their own assumptions and be open to learning concepts.
Nearly 100 people have volunteered their time and financial resources to make the conference a success. Please arrive on campus on time and attend all the workshop sessions and other conference activities on a timely manner. This shows respect for the presenters, but also allows you time to learn.
All successful people develop relationships with other successful people who can be of support for reaching their goals. For many people, this is the first time they attend a conference composed entirely of Latinx men. Bring your best self, have a positive attitude, introduce yourself to others, and network
We believe that together we can change the negative stereotypes associated with Latinx men. In the event that participants are engaging in inappropriate or disruptive actions, the conference committee reserves the right to ask participants to leave.
We expect MENTE Summit participants to:
Remain on the University campus at all times.
Wear their conference t-shirt and name tag at all times.
Maintaining social distancing and wearing their mask over their noses at all times.
Follow all school district rules and procedures regarding appropriate behavior.
Use cell phones appropriately.
During the workshop presentations, students are expected to listen respectfully, ask questions, and be fully engaged.
Have fun, set goals, and work hard to achieve them.