Empowering and Inspiring Latino Youth

For many years, we have been inspiring Latino students to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. Our annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an exciting day full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a College and Career Fair for Latino middle school and high school students from all across Georgia. Parents, teachers, school staff and volunteers also participate.

Now in its 18th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts nearly 2,000 students, parents, teachers and volunteers. The conference aims to motivate Latino students to finish high school and pursue college; provide them with the tools and skills they need to access a college education; develop leadership skills; and promote career exploration.

The 2017 Latino Youth Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Kennesaw State University’s Marietta campus. Information and registration for the 2017 conference will be posted on this site in August.

The Latino Youth Leadership Conference offers sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to reach Latino students who are motivated to go to college and beyond.

Click here to download sponsorships PDF. For sponsorships, contact Natalie Giles-Klein at ngiles-klein@thelaa.org or 404.638.1820.

Click here to view photos from the 2016 Latino Youth Leadership Conference.


2017 Latino Youth Leadership Conference

WHAT:  18th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference
WHO: Latino middle school and high school students from all over Georgia.   Parents, teachers and school staff are invited to participate.
WHEN:  Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:  Kennesaw State University, Marietta campus
COST:  FREE. Breakfast and lunch provided at no cost.
REGISTRATION:  Come back in August!
LYLC Sponsors:  See here
LYLC EDU/NP:  See here



  • For more information, please contact Youth Programs at 404.638.1810 or laalylc@thelaa.org
  • To participate as a conference sponsor or as an exhibitor in the College and Career Fair, contact Gisella Cattaneo at 404.638.1815.
  • For media opportunities or coverage, please contact Aixa Pascual at 404.234.4143 or apascual@thelaa.org