NHI is a leading organization that fosters future community leaders for the expanding Latino community throughout the United States and Latin America, by creating experiences that engage achieving high school and college age youth in community leadership roles that advance our quality of life.
NHI establishes the means to attract and engage high potential students in learning experiences that inspire their imagination, develop their repertoire of skills and competencies, broaden their knowledge of Latino culture and make community leadership a life-long learning commitment, while making friend from all over the United States and Latin America.
Apply now to this amazing summer experiences tailored to each grade!
For 9th Graders
NHI’s Great Debate program, exclusive for 9th graders from different countries, invites students to discuss and debate important issues related to the Latino community. You will increase your communication skills, self-confidence in public speaking, critical and analytical thinking, and self-evaluation as a tool for improvement. All this while sharing one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences, making new friends from places you would have never imagined.
10th and 11th Graders
Designed for future community leaders, The Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) is an eight-day intensive leadership experience filled with unexpected and unplanned challenges and hurdles. Known as “LDZ,” this experience is an opportunity for young people like you to learn how to navigate, manage and create large organizations by taking charge of your own youth government and proposing future community policies and projects.
Collegiate World Series (CWS) is a five –day experience that shepherds students into the transition of going into independent mode – adulthood – and the responsibilities that come with it. Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) is the core methodology of this program, which engages students in an investigative and question-driven approach to mapping out the next 12 to 60 months of their lives.
Of NHI’s three high school leadership programs, the CWS represents the most serious and thought-provoking experience. In addition, the program tests students’ ability to transform challenges into workable solutions.
This amazing opportunity is offered throughout the summer at different university locations.
Please join us, along with your parents, on Tuesday, November 27 at 3:00pm, in the Middle School Multi-purpose room, to learn more about the National Hispanic Institute and its summer programs.