Learn All About College by Spending a Few Days on a College Campus!
The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is a four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for 150 Latino high school juniors. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. The conferences are hosted each summer at various college campuses across the country.
Program Regions: June & July
YLI Locations & Dates
Do you want to volunteer or help be a leader for this program? Fill out your application for one of the following key roles:
All selected volunteers will be required to attend the overnight conference for five days including one day of orientation and four YLI days.
YLI Locations & Dates:
Each CSR Fellow serves as one of two head coordinators for each program, in the weeks leading up to, and throughout the duration of, the four-day, on-campus conference. Their primary function is to recruit, select, train, and lead a group of 24 Leadership, Empowerment & Academic Development (LEAD) Mentors per region. In this capacity, CSR Fellows also pair each high school participant with a LEAD Mentor of the same gender and track the status of confirmation calls between the students and their mentors.
About Leadership, Empowerment & Academic Development (LEAD) Mentor
A team of 20 college students and young professional leaders will be selected to serve as LEAD Mentors at each YLI program. Each LEAD mentor will be responsible for serving as a guide, mentor, and leader to a familia of 4-6 high school students, over the course of the four-day conference. Applicants must also be available to serve as a point-of-contact for their students (by phone or e-mail), in the weeks leading up to the event and be on campus throughout the entire YLI program.
The A-Team is a group of past program participants and other HSF Scholars and Alumni who support all logistic components of the current program. A-Team members prepare the facilities and areas for check-in/registration; transport materials and signage across campus, as needed; escort volunteers and students to assigned areas, as needed; and participate in the mentoring sessions. A-Team members also support the set-up and takedown of any areas that are utilized throughout the program.
Please note: These positions are unpaid volunteer opportunities that provide you with the chance to mentor a group of young aspiring scholars! HSF will cover the full cost of room and board throughout the five-day conference (including orientation), but cannot cover the cost of transportation to the university.