Do you have a high school senior in your family? Or maybe you know someone who does? Then make sure you pass along this information: The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program is currently accepting applications for this year's program.
A national, interdisciplinary leadership development program for graduating high school seniors, the Young Ambassador's Program selects up to 24 students to participate in an all-expenses paid training seminar in Washington, D.C. AND a four-week internship during the month of July, in museums and cultural centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The goal of the program is to empower young Latinos by developing their leadership and academic skills, as well as to encourage pride in their own cultural heritage.
The deadline for this year's applicants is April 8th. Students can apply online.
I strongly believe that Latino youth need to be encouraged and supported academically, but especially in the fields of science/technology and math, where Latinos are grossly underrepresented. I appreciate that the mission of the Young Ambassador's Program is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the fields of arts, sciences, and humanities.
If you have more questions, or want to explore this program some more, take a look at their website.
Con mucho cariño...