Posted by Steve Taggart
RICHMOND, VA (WWBt) - Nearly 200 students from across Virginia gathered at Virginia State University this week for the 2010 Hispanic Youth Symposium.
The four-day event is designed to empower Hispanic youth to reverse the high school drop-out rate in the Hispanic community.
According to the Virginia Department of Education, the dropout rate for Hispanics was 19% for the 2009 graduating class.
Yesterday, Gov. McDonnell spoke to the students and urged them to dream big.