The first-ever Latino Family Day is coming up on Saturday, February 13th at Utah State University and Vice President for Student Services Dr. James Morales says he’s hoping the event will become a tradition. Morales says it’s a chance for the Latino community to learn about college options and explore the USU Campus. Morales says there are currently about 600 Latino students right now on the USU campuses. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday Morales said he would like to see that number doubled, tripled or even quadrupled.”We want the Latino community to think about this date every year and prepare their children to come up to campus and come up as families,” Morales said. “In fact, this event is open to families.”Latino Family Day is just that, Morales says, specifically for families. “We’re not just saying college prospective-aged students come up and be a part of this day but entire families because we realize the importance of young people understanding from a very early age, elementary school on, that they realize the importance of higher education for their future.”Morales says the event is free and Aggie Shuttle service will be available for those who need a ride. Among the activities that will be going on are parent-to-parent presentations, an information fair, bridge building and calculator competitions, Multicultural Club Performances and entertainment by Ernesto Lopez plus Aggie ice cream.
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