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Organizing and mobilizing youth from all over the Rio Grande Valley to celebrate the unique culture, community and identity of South Texas.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: South Texas College

                Student Union

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MEET 2024'S SPEAKERS!

HANNAH ORENDAIN

Hannah Orendain is the founder of RGV Gives Back, an organization focused on improving the well-being of RGV natives. Hannah has raised over $10,000 to donate to first responders and front-line workers. She is currently a student at St. Mary’s School of Law and has been recognized by her professors numerous times. Earlier this year she was given the opportunity to be a part of the Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute.

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STXi 2019 Highlights

STXi 2019 Highlights

CULTURE. COMMUNITY. IDENTITY.

Serving as an exposé about the life and resources of the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas Ideas is a platform created by and for young adults to engage in an actionable dialogue about culture, community, and identity.

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Prestigious keynote speakers

We invite inspirational community leaders and local figures to give a TED-style talk to the youth of the Valley that revolves around a common message: the youth are both the future and the present of South Texas!

Actively engaged youth organizers

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Our team of bright, passionate youth begins to assemble in the fall semester and combines a wide range of talents: outreach, activity planning, fundraising, social media, and many more community building skills!

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Attendees from both sides of La Frontera

After hosting our first festival in 2017, we have amassed an audience of young people and adults alike from all over the world, and we're still just getting started!

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Hours of spreading ideas worth sharing

Our annual festivals are structured to give our attendees the time and space to have open conversations about traditionally avoided topics with both our lineup of speakers and other youth from all over the Valley!

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