Univision National Anchors Welcome 50,000 Participants to Latino Education Fair
The Es El Momento Edúcalos college fair, held Oct. 22 at CSU Dominguez Hills, attracted an estimated 50,000 parents, students and children, who, eager to learn about education, began arriving to campus three hours before the event's opening.
Participants talked to hundreds of representatives from academic institutions, from pre-K to university level, and from educational nonprofit organizations about the many resources available for families to help guide their children to academic success.
Univision anchors Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos welcomed the audience during the opening ceremony and also held a town hall meeting where participants were able to ask questions and discuss the importance of achieving a college degree.
Race car driver and naval engineer Milka Duno spoke with children and parents about her journey from her native Venezuela to the Indianapolis 500 and other racing venues where she competes.
Students and parents were able to interact with Latino professionals who explained what they do in their jobs and the rewards of working in the professional field of their choice.
CSU attorney Lorena Peñaloza and three other attorneys shared their experiences in the legal profession.
Elected officials and TV personalities delighted children and parents in the reading room, where they read children’s favorite books in both English and Spanish.
The Es el Momento education fair provides the venue for one of the largest one-day book giveaways in Los Angeles. More than 35,000 books were distributed to participating children, donated by Molina Health Care, Mexican Consulate, First 5 LA, Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas (COFEM), Jumpstart and the Boy Scouts of America.
The fair also offered stage entertainment, led by TV and radio personalities such as KMEX anchor Gabriela Teissier and radio celebrities Andres Maldonado and Stephanie Himonidis.
The Es el Momento fair informs and empowers parents through workshops, motivational presentations and one-on-one conversations that help parents to guide their children through the California education system.
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