|NEW THIS YEAR: Apply early; be admited in Late March!
Priority Application Due: Friday, March 1, 2019 | General Application Due: Friday, May 3, 2019
Academia Latina Leadership is an extension of Academia Latina. This program began in 2013 with the goal of developing our youth as leaders. Academia Leadership is a 9-day summer residential program for Latino youth in southern Oregon completing grades 10 through 11. The program will offer a broad range of courses, lectures, cultural experiences, and recreational activities focused on leadership and the development of an effective leader. The goal of this program is to foster Latino youth leaders and create positive role models.
Must have completed 10th or 11th grade
New Participant: GPA: 3.0 or higher / Returning Student: GPA: 3.25 or higher
(you will be asked to provide a current report card or transcript)
Recommendation Letter(s): Must be from a community leader, mentor or teacher
- New Participant: 2 recommendation letters
- Returning Student: 1 recommendation letter
Option 1: DOWNLOAD ACADEMIA LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDATION FORM
Option 2: SCAN AND SUBMIT WRITTEN LETTER ONLINE
Essay # 1 – Why are you interested in participating in Academia Latina Leadership? (250 words)
Essay # 2 - Please select the question that applies to you:
NEW Leadership student, answer the following question:
How has your heritage hindered/helped your view of education? How will you be able to impact younger generations? (500 words)
RETURNING Leadership student, answer the following question:
If you had the power to change something in your community, what would it be and why? (500 words)
Personal Characteristic Requirements
Academia Latina Leadership is looking for high-energy participants who find working with young people stimulating and fun. We are also looking for students that have a special interest in social justice, leadership and social change.
2019 English Brochure (Coming Soon!) 2019 Spanish Brochure (Coming Soon!)
For more information contact:
Jonathan Chavez Baez
Coordinator for Minority Outreach Programs