Every year youth from the Mid-West Region participate in a series of FREE trainings for a total of 30 hours, November through March. Ten students are selected to participate in the Annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute in Albany. The Institute's purpose is to foster the leadership skills of LatinX students and to introduce them to New York State's legislative process. Students must be in 11th or 12th grade and have at least one parent of LatinX/Hispanic descent to participate. College scholarships are awarded to seniors on a competitive basis at the conclusion of the Institute.
Visit the PRHYLI website for more information.
What is the Student Selection Criteria?
Interested participants are encouraged to complete this form.
Submit applications, learn more about PRHYLI, or if you are unable to attend a meeting, please contact:
The Institute is a collaborative effort among the NYS Senate/Assembly Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Task Force, New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education, ASPIRA of New York, the New York City Department of Education and the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) This criteria was developed by the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education.
Interested in other leadership opportunities? Check out the National Hispanic Institute held at the University of Rochester every summer. The program is not JUST for Latinos, but for those interested in learning about government and Civic Engagement, understanding it will be Latino Culture based. Since 1982, high ability, high achieving 10th, and 11th-grade students have graduated from the competitive and transformative Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) experience designed for future community leaders.
Students are invited to this eight-day intensive leadership experience filled with unexpected and unplanned challenges and hurdles. Known as “LDZ,” this experience is an opportunity for young people to learn how to navigate, manage and create large organizations by taking charge of their own youth government and proposing future community policies and projects.
About LDZ, Full Overview: Click Here
Dates: Click Here
out the 2018 Session: Click Here
Here is the sign-up form for NHI: https://form.jotform.com/91483223705960