Dare to Dream (Latina Conference)

January 30, 2016
College of DuPage

Project made possible in part by a grant from AAUW.

Atrévete a Soñar ¡Edúcate! (Dare to Dream: Get Educated!) is a one-day conference for Latina middle school girls and subsequent follow up with placement in mentoring programs. The conference will be conducted annually. Latina middle school girls and their mothers and/or mentors will be invited to a Saturday conference on the Elmhurst College campus.  The conference will focus on the personal, professional and financial value of education in general and higher education in particular.

By bringing Latina middle school students and their mothers onto a college campus, Atrévete a Soñar ¡Edúcate! (Dare to Dream: Get Educated!) seeks to make an immediate, positive impact on the girls by empowering these young women to create an educational vision for their futures and then to start them on their way to making that vision a reality.

During the conference, attendees and their mothers will attend workshop sessions on various topics – Careers, Campus Life, Making Life Choices, Navigation the American School System.  Atrévete a Soñar: ¡Edúcate! is working aggressively with the DuPage Regional Office of Education as well as local school districts, and middle and high school principals, teachers, counselors and social workers to ensure continuing assistance and tracking through the year.

Dare to Dream Website


Tax deductable donations can be made to Dare To Dream: Get Educated!

Make your check out to:

Dare to Dream: Get Educated!
Please put: “Dare to Dream: Get Educated!” in the memo line.

Send check(s) to:

AAUW Educate Conference
P.O. Box 328
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Or, become a sponsor on line: www.latinaconference.org/be-a-sponsor/


If you are interested in volunteering to help on one of the conference committees or if you are a Latina with a successful career and a compelling story for how you persevered to get to where you are, please email: info@latinaconference.org. Volunteering information is available on line at www.latinaconference.org/get-involved.

Sponsors and Partners

Dare to Dream: Get Educated! is pleased to have the support and partnership of:

    • AAUW Education Foundation
    • AAUW-IL
    • Addison District 4 Foundation for Educational Excellence
    • Elmhurst College
    • Olsen Illustration Inc.
    • Itasca Bank
    • AAUW Branches:
      Elmhurst Area
      Lombard Area
      Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
      Downers Grove
    • DuPage Regional Office of Education
    • DuPage School Districts