WHAT IS THE LYLC?
The Latino Youth Leadership Conference brings together Latinx high school students for a week of leadership training and development. Students are housed in the dorms of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During their stay, participants interact with a variety of topics and explore cultural identity.
Who Can Apply?
High School Junior and Senior students between the ages of 16 and 18 may apply. Participants are selected from all socio-economic backgrounds, academic standings, and from all over the state of Nevada.
It's FREE! Participants attend the LYLC at NO COST to the student or their families. All accommodations, meals, and materials are provided.
What is the conference about?
Our conference includes workshops, speakers, and activities that not only develop skills for higher education but also develop essential professional and personal development skills.
OUR CORE VALUES
It's in the name. We pride ourselves in finding each students unique leadership style and our program allows students to identify, develop, and sharpen essential leadership skills that they can put into practice towards their educational and professional goals.
We want to encourage students and parents to pursue a higher education. Our staff and presenters offer resources to help our future Latino leaders to succeed in their educational goals and make their college experience an enjoyable experience as well. Education is knowledge and knowledge Is power!!
We want to empower students to go even further in every way shape and form! Whether that be in their education, career, or personal growth. No task is too big or too small.
At the LYLC this is a big one! Our friends are our family and that is the culture we cultivated for our organization for 30 years. Family to us is more than those we are born with but also those who we surround ourselves by and those who are there to keep us moving forward towards the right direction and bring us back when we might be steering off.
Our organization is proud to announce that we now have over 2,500 members dating back to 1993! All ranging from different fields, backgrounds, and professions that are readily available to help in any way they can! As Latino's we stand together and at the Latino Youth Leadership Conference, our youth is our future!
Conference maybe a week long but LYLC does not stop there. Our Latino Youth Leadership Alumni is active all year long to get out in the community and give back! Our Alumni helps us by organizing lots of great socials, events, and volunteer opportunities for all our LYLC graduates to continue being active in the community! What are you waiting for? Are you ready to join?