As the fastest growing population in the United States, Latinos have become important in every aspect of American society. Even more important are the upcoming generations that will one day cultivate into our nation’s prominent leaders.

Each generation plays a pivotal role in addressing the social, economic, and political injustices to advance the civil rights of our communities. Youth have been at the forefront of many social movements throughout history. As one of the generations that keeps up with the most recent trends, Latino youth have taken on social media efforts and online activism to engage in discussions about social justice.

LULAC believes in investing in youth and empowering them to reach their full potential. The LULAC Youth program is designed to develop young people into impactful community leaders through positive educational experiences, social events, and civic activities. LULAC Youth Council members are supported by responsible LULAC adult members who serve as role models. The network of LULAC Youth Councils carries forth the work of LULAC at the teenage level across the United States and Puerto Rico.

LULAC National Youth Convention

The LULAC National Youth Convention brings together youth leaders from across the United States and Puerto Rico to participate in a series of engaging workshops focused on leadership training, career exploration, professional development, civic engagement activities and more. The multi-day event provides participants with tools and resources to prepare them for their personal, academic and professional futures.

Participants will build a national network among their peers, distinguished speakers, and LULAC members and mentors. Additionally, youth will partake in banquet events with nationally recognized speakers and explore the LULAC National Exposition which connects them to career, internship and college resources. Furthermore, LULAC Youth have the opportunity to elect their leadership for the following year.

Overall, the convention aims to empower youth to pursue their dreams and become agents of change to make a direct impact in their respective communities. This year, the convention will take place from July 27-30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

We know the value of connecting in person, and LULAC is committed to making it a safe environment for all attendees. We will follow CDC, local government, and event venue guidelines to ensure a safe conference, including proof of vaccination and requiring masks in the event space. As of April 2022, to join the event in-person in San Juan, Puerto Rico, you must:

  • Present a vaccination card indicating you are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 14 days after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; or
  • Present a negative COVID-19 Antigen or PCR test result from a test taken within 72 hours of the event.
  • Wear a mask in enclosed spaces.

The Youth Convention Planning Committee wholeheartedly believes that the 2022 LULAC National Youth Convention will mark a beneficial experience in each participant’s life and growth. As we prepare for the national convention, we understand that there are a number of costs associated with attending. To help offset these costs, LULAC is offering to sponsor a few select students from across the country through this scholarship opportunity. Scholarships will cover youth registration packet*, travel to Puerto Rico, hotel accommodations, and meals** for interested candidates.
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To be eligible for scholarship, applicants must be a member or a LULAC Youth Council in good standing for the 2022 year, under 18 years of age until at least 8/1/2022; accompanied by a parent, guardian, or LULAC chaperone; have a strong academic record with leadership ability; have demonstrated volunteerism; must have parent or guardian permission; be available to attend all youth workshops on agenda, and submit complete application and letter of recommendation by 6/22/2022. Scholarship funds are not available for chaperones, parents, or guardians.

*Voting delegate members MUST cover the $20 registration fee to participate in the LULAC Youth Elections. This fee will not be covered through the scholarship award.

**$100 gift card will be issued to scholarship recipients at the event and is to be used for meals not included as part of the registration packet.

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