2 attend Latino leadership summit
Two high school students from the Fresno area were chosen alongside 58 other students from across the nation to attend the sixth annual R2L NextGen program held in Washington, D.C.
The Latino youth leadership program, sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, ran from July 10 to July 15. Students in the program got a chance to learn about the federal government, meet politicians, visit historical sites and learn how they can make an impact in their communities.
The Valley’s R2L NextGen representatives included Abel Figueroa, Bullard High School, and Enrique Little, Fresno High School.
Golf tourney backs scholarships
The Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno on Friday to raise money for college scholarships that will be presented at the upcoming Latina Women’s Conference.
For 20 years, the conference, called “Adelante Mujer,” has encouraged young women to become business owners and future leaders. High school graduates and college students can apply for scholarships online at http://www.adelantemujer.net/.
The daylong, free conference will be held in Fresno on Sept. 23. Workshops are sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber, Coca-Cola and entrepreneur Nely Galan.
The tournament’s entry fee is $150 per player. For information about the golf tournament and the conference, contact Edna Collins at 559-226-1521 or Ecolin343@gmail.com, or go to www.adelantemujer.net.
Hoops tourney set at Romain Park
Running every Friday through Aug. 5, the third annual 3-on-3 Friday Night Basketball tournament is at the courts at Romain Neighborhood Park at 745 N. First St. in Fresno and includes food vendors and booths.
High school students and adults over 18 compete in different brackets to win a $500 Foot Locker gift card. There are over 20 teams, and games run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend to support their favorite team, said Augie Blancas with Fresno Building Healthy Communities.
The tournament is a project of Fresno Building Healthy Communities and the Fresno Police Department.
“Our goal is to keep youth on the courts and off the streets this summer by providing them with an engaging recreational activity,” said Thao Xiong, Fresno Police Department youth liaison officer.
Physical therapy school gets kudos
Fresno State has one of the nation’s top graduate schools for physical therapy, according to graduateprograms.com. The college was ranked No. 26 in a list of 40 in the nation, with a tuition cost of $18,713 and an average student rating of 3.88.