HHF & USMC Host “Body, Mind & Spirit” Seminars

Alberto Avalos

Innovation and Technology Program Manager

More than 300 high school students will learn leadership values and principles from the Marine Corps during a half-day workshop.

Washington, D.C. – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the United States Marine Corps will host Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Body, Mind & Spirit Seminars in Chicago and Los Angeles (see below for full address, date and time).  The seminars are free for junior and senior high school students, teachers and parents, and will focus on finding a healthy balance when dealing with the pressures of school, life and their futures as well as how to be better leaders in their school and community. The program will feature a panel of wellness professionals and college students; an interactive presentation/workshop on leadership conducted by the Marine Corps; career paths, resources and opportunities available for Latinos to achieve and maintain healthy Body, Mind & Spirit; and sponsor giveaways/raffle for attendees.

Chicago: April 21st, Loyola University Chicago – Lake Shore Campus, Damien Student Center – Sister Jean Ballroom South, 6511 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660

Los Angeles: May 3rd, California State University, Golden Eagle Building – Ballroom, 5151 State University Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90032

“We are thrilled to partner with the Marine Corps to provide our youth with guidelines, resources and role models that will help provide a healthier and more productive path as they go forward in their education and careers,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.  “Wellness and leadership are often overlooked goals under the pressures of academics and life in general.  The Marines and HHF want to put wellness and leadership front and center.”

 “Effective leadership is a fundamental principle to the United States Marine Corps and it is always great to cultivate those skills with young adults. We are excited about our relationship with Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the opportunity to lead an interactive workshop with participating students, especially high achieving youth, to enable them become better leaders,” said Lieutenant Colonel Brian Proctor, Assistant Chief of Staff – Diversity, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

To learn more about the United States Marine Corps, follow them on Twitter @USMarineCorps, Instagram at usmarinecorps and Facebook at facebook.com/marinecorps.

 About Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which was originally established by the White House in 1987, inspires, prepares, positions and connects Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Silicon Valley, and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org. Follow HHF on twitter @HHFoundation, Instagram at HHFoundation and Facebook at facebook.com/HispanicHeritage).

HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program is divided into 10 priorities or Tracks including Innovation & Technology, Engineering, Science, Healthcare, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas.  Tens of thousands of students and young professionals (ages 15-35) in the LOFT Network are connected to each other, mentors and resources; attend over 75 trainings, workshops, and informal Charlas hosted across the country and online; creative initiatives are developed and executed; and hundreds are placed into internships, mentorships, fellowships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. LOFT has been recognized by The White House, Congress, the government of Mexico, Fortune 500 companies, and other nonprofits.  Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the LOFT program.