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College of DuPage to Host Free Mathematics Conference for Latino Youth May 4

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The College of DuPage Latino Outreach Center, in partnership with the DuPage Regional Office of Education, will host "Do Math and You Can Do Anything," a free mathematics conference for Latino youth from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 4, in the Health Sciences Center (HSC), Room 1234, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

Lead by celebrated author, public speaker and former high school and college Math Professor Dr. Lourdes Ferrer, this free conference is designed to help Hispanic high school students overcome fear and apathy towards mathematics, prepare the students for success on the ACT exam, and help the students to develop a greater understanding of the power and advantages of acquiring a strong foundation in mathematics.

While students are immersed in a three-hour seminar, their parents will attend an English as a Second Language (ESL) workshop in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000, hosted by South Downers High School ESL teacher Jennifer Martinez. During this program, parents will learn techniques that foster effective communication with their children's English teachers.

Following the math and ESL seminars, College of DuPage Latino Outreach Center coordinator Saraliz Jimenez will provide parents and students with information about College of DuPage, including financial aid resources available at the College. In addition, Jonathan Ferrer will offer information about the best ways parents and students can use technology to achieve success.

Attendees can register from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the day of the conference.

For more information on this conference or for advance registration, contact Saraliz Jimenez at (630) 942- 3039 or

Click here to learn about the Latino Outreach Center at College of DuPage.