Young Hispanics Leadership Program


Welcome to our Young Hispanics Leadership Program!

Below are the links to the English and Spanish Applications. Application deadline is MARCH 8, 2022.

Duration and Location:

The Young Hispanic Leadership Program will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond and Livingston campus). The program consists of three (3) Saturdays (once every month), six (6) hours each, over a semester (Fall and Spring). The program will be offered each year at both locations. 

  • Number of Participants: 30 for each session.
  • Anticipated Start Dates: March 23rd in Livingston Parish.

The Young Hispanic Leadership Program will focus on the following topics:

  • Role of Leadership
  • Youth empowerment
  • Global Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial creativity
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Critical thinking
  • Community services 

       A typical day will include guest speakers, round table discussions, seminars, and workshops focused on providing students with innovative ways to reach their goals and gain a broad understanding of leadership experiences. The Latin American Business Development Initiative will provide participants a complete set of materials and office supplies during the days of the program. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

Program Mission

The Young Hispanic Leadership Program will go beyond the traditional instruction of leadership courses by providing Latino youth with the tools and resources to develop educational opportunities and become influential community leaders given Hispanic youth real-world learning experiences and interactions.

The Young Hispanic Leadership Program will examine the role of Leadership and social development in the young Hispanic community and how this individual overcomes political, educational, and socio-economic obstacles. The workshop series will address and encourage more outstanding communication, cooperation, and opportunities for Hispanic youth, cultivating and creating an environment for the progressive and inclusive development of Hispanic youth leadership skills in high school.

This program is an outstanding opportunity for Hispanic students to discover new faces in their lives and to put their leadership skills to work in practical and real-world applications.


For registration to the Livingston program, click below for Electronic Application in both English and Spanish.

For more information and registration process please contact:

 Dr. Aristides R. Baraya:

Director Latin American Business Development Initiative,

College of Business, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana 70402

Phone: (985) 549-3976

Fax: (985) 549-2881



Krystal Hardison:

Director Southeastern Livingston Center

9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, LA 70785

Phone: (225) 665-3303



Dylan Ivy, Director:

Operations and Programming Livingston Parish SADD

115A South Hummell Street Denham Springs, LA 70726

Office: (225) 380-5620