MONTEBELLO – More than 600 intermediate and high school students from Montebello Unified learned from professionals about higher education, careers and personal development during the sixth annual Adelante Young Men! Conference (AYM) at Pasadena City College.

The AYM Conference offered intermediate and high school boys the opportunity to take part in interactive, educational workshops related to issues that affect their lives now and in the future.

Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anthony J. Martinez served as the AYM 2016 Conference Chair and presenter while Applied Technology Center students Christian Osorio and Mark Hernandez also presented during the Nov. 12 event.

“I really liked that this conference had intermediate and high school students, so we can raise awareness for public health issues early on,” said Osorio, a Health Pathway student who presented on reproductive health. “My objective was to get the kids to understand their bodies more so they can always take care of themselves.”

Students took part in various 60-minute workshops, including Preparing for College; The Business World; Law, Justice and Community; Entertainment and Creative Arts; and Personal Development.

“It was an honor serving as the AYM 2016 Conference Chair, and I know we will serve even more students through this event every year,” Martinez said. “The Conference offers valuable resources for all young men to learn about themselves and discover how to set themselves up for success in the future.”


120516_MUSD_CONFERENCE: More than 600 Montebello Unified intermediate and high school students stand in front of Pasadena City College with Interim Superintendent Dr. Anthony J. Martinez following the Adelante Young Men! Conference, which offered workshops related to issues that affect young men’s lives now and in the future.