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Student Application

  • High School Students (July 21-24)
  • High School Students (July 25-29)
  • TBA
  • College Students Only (June 27 - July 1)
  • Student Information

  • Church Information

  • Recommendation

  • A letter of recommendation is required as a part of the application process. Select a person (adult) who knows you well from your local congregation and is not a family member. Remember to include the recommendation with your application.
  • Sponsor

  • A sponsor is required to help you with prayer during your time as part of the academy and provide you with the $50.00 application fee to be sent with this application.
  • Personal Narrative

  • At the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy, we are interested in getting to know you. We want to hear from you about what intrigues you and has shaped your development as a young person. Therefore, we would like you to give us your personal narrative as essay statements responding to each of the following questions. There is no right or wrong response. Remember to attach your narrative to this application form. Make sure to include your name and address on your personal narrative.

    Write essay statements for each question. Responses to each question should be on at least 200 words double-spaced. Please type your responses and be sure to include your name on every page.

    1. Tell us about yourself. Tell us what you consider to be most important about you that others might not recognize.
    2. What challenges or obstacles do you think Hispanic youth or Young Adults face today?
    3. Describe your experience/participation in church and share why you think it is important to explore your call to serve God?
    4. What interests you most about the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy? What questions, concerns or issues are you interested in exploring through your participation in the Academy?
  • Please Read Carefully and Sign

  • I certify that all of the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge and the enclosed submissions are solely my work. I understand that in order to participate in the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy, I must find a sponsor. If accepted as an emerging leader and if I choose to attend, I agree to participate for the full duration of the program and to abide by the rules and regulations of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA).


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