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 August 1-5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.