2017 Speakers

Carlos M. Flores, MSW, LMSW, LADAC
Session #4, #28

As the coordinator for the Youth Engagement Project, Carlos works with a group of peer educators to engage youth in self-development and skills building through innovative school and community projects. Working with the project for the past ten years, his goal is to create experiential and hands-on projects for youth based on their interests, and through positive and supportive mentoring relationships, engage youth to provide community service, develop critical thinking skills, and for them to work with the project through graduation, with the hope that they might become ongoing partners in positive youth development and community social change. Carlos has more than twenty years experience as a therapist and social worker and has worked as an activist and community organizer for over thirty years. His goals include the creations of a youth-led movement for peace, economic and social justice in our community,