HACEMOS Hosts National High Technology Day to Inspire Students in Science and Engineering

HACEMOS Hosts National High Technology Day to Inspire Students in Science and

AT&T and HACEMOS to Host the 15thAnnual National High Technology Day to Equip
Students with Tools to Stay in School and Pursue Careers in Science and

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2013

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T's* Hispanic/Latino Association,
HACEMOS, will host its annual HACEMOS National High Technology Day in 31
cities across the country on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Now in its 15^th year, HACEMOS National High Technology Day engages students
at risk of dropping out of high school in hands-on technical activities and
interactive workshops designed to encourage them to consider careers in
science and technology. This year's event is expected to host about 1,800
teens in 33 cities across the country.

In more than half of the participating chapters, HACEMOS will collaborate with
AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy, the key community engagement program of AT&T's
$350 million investment in Aspire, which is focused on high school success
leading to college and career readiness. Through Aspire Mentoring Academy,
AT&T employees are engaging in their communities and providing 1 million hours
of mentoring to students at risk of dropping out of high school.

HACEMOS National High Technology Day is designed to give students insight into
the many opportunities available in the science, technology, engineering and
mathematics fields—areas where Latinos and other minorities have historically
been underrepresented. HACEMOS aims to build stronger communities by providing
positive role models and demonstrating the importance of education to achieve
success in life.

"We're thrilled to once again offer our future leaders real-world insight and
guidance by offering them full access to our company's senior leaders,
employees, and program speakers," said Delia Hernandez, National President of
HACEMOS, the Hispanic/Latino Association of AT&T. "Careers in science and
engineering are extremely rewarding and we hope to spark our participants'
interest in these fields."

The theme for this year's National High Tech Day is Awaken Your Dreams,
intended to expose student participants to opportunities in technology fields,
the prevalence of technology in their future and the importance of specialized
skills and higher education.

Programming will vary by location and include an introduction to circuitry and
workshops featuring cyber security, mobility and AT&T U-verse^® technologies.
In addition, there will be specialty tours, keynotes from top AT&T executives
and students will connect with other high schools using AT&T Telepresence
Solution®, AT&T's advanced, high definition videoconferencing service.
Students will also have the opportunity to simulate the dangers of texting
while driving through AT&T's It Can Wait campaign.

HACEMOS National High Tech Day will broadcast two live national webcasts
featuring the youth engagement company CoolSpeak. Motivational speakers from
CoolSpeak include Carlos Ojeda, Jr. in Middletown, NJ, Lilyan Prado Carillo in
Dallas and Ernesto Mejia in Chicago. They will deliver messages of education,
leadership, community activism and entrepreneurship on the webcasts, available
to participating HACEMOS chapters and schools nationwide.

In Miami, the event will feature Fernando Fiore, an Emmy award winning
broadcaster, who is the host of "Republica Deportiva" (Sports Republic), the
top-rated weekly sports entertainment program airing on the Univision
Network. Mr. Fiore covers sporting events around the world for Univision
Deportes, the sports arm of Univision Communications Inc.

HACEMOS chapters will also feature remarks and presentations by various AT&T
leaders including Carmen Nava, Senior VP – Customer Experience; Marian Croak,
Senior VP – Applications & Services Infrastructure; David Christopher - Chief
Marketing Officer; Marissa Shorenstein, President – New York; and Rodney
Smith, President – Connecticut. Jose M. Gutierrez, President – Wholesale
Solutions, and Glenn Lurie, President Emerging Enterprise and Partnership,
made significant contributions to support the event.

This year's event will link about 1,800 high school students from close to 70
schools in:

  oAtlanta, Georgia
  oAustin, Texas
  oCharlotte, North Carolina
  oChicago, Illinois
  oCorpus Christi, Texas
  oDallas, Texas
  oFresno, California
  oFt. Worth, Texas
  oHouston, Texas
  oJoplin, Missouri
  oKansas City, Missouri
  oLake Mary, Florida
  oLos Angeles, California
  oLubbock, Texas
  oMesa, Arizona
  oMiami, Florida
  oMiddletown, New Jersey
  oNew Haven, Connecticut
  oNew York, New York
  oNorman, Oklahoma
  oOrange County, California
  oSacramento, California
  oSan Antonio, Texas
  oSan Diego, California
  oSan Juan, Puerto Rico
  oSan Ramon, California
  oSouthfield, Michigan
  oSt. Louis, Missouri
  oTampa, Florida
  oWashington, D.C.
  oWhitehall, Pennsylvania

AT&T's Hispanic/Latino Association HACEMOS, with approximately 5,000 members,
recognizes the importance of educating Hispanic youth and preparing them for a
technology-intensive future. Its members are dedicated to developing and
supporting technology education projects in communities where they live and
work. For more information about National High Technology Day, please visit

AT&T is deeply committed to the Hispanic community and organizations that
support education and community vitality. For more information please visit

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