Approximately 250 people, including students and school chaperones, are expected to attend the 21st annual Wyoming Latina Youth Conference (WLYC) from October 8-9 on the University of Wyoming campus.

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The WLYC is an educational pipeline program at UW focused on leadership training; mentoring; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and empowering young Latinas. The conference targets 5th-12th grade girls of Latinx heritage and attracts young Latinas from throughout Wyoming.

The theme for this fall’s conference is “Fostering WY Future Generations: Social Entrepreneurship, STEM and Wellness.”

UW Latina students will serve as peer mentors, working with the school participants and leading all of the various workshops. Many of the UW students participated in the WLYC during their public school days.

Students expected to attend the conference will be from Casper, Cheyenne, Fort Washakie, Gillette, Green River, Jackson, Laramie, Lovell, Pinedale, Rawlins, and Sheridan schools.

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