HSU’s first annual youth conference was held in 1993 and has continued to inspire and educate several high school and middle school students around the area.
Our annual Hmong Youth Empowerment Conference (HYEC) aims to inform, educate, and demonstrate to Hmong youth in high school and middle school about higher education opportunities that are available to them after high school. Every year we hold workshops to create a space where we are able to address and discuss issues within the Hmong community, learn about the roots of our Hmong heritage, and promote higher education.
A Brief Look at HYEC 2014
Students attending a workshop about self-esteem, positive body image, and learning to love oneself.
Most of the group after a workshop held by SAFE about family dynamics.
On the day of the conference students take a look at the exhibits during lunch time.