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.
LYLC Sponsors: See here
LYLC EDU/NP: See here

Registration for the 18 th annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference NOW OPEN!

Please click on the links below to register as a student, teacher, mentor guide, or presenter. At this time parents DO NOT have to register online, they are able to register day of. Please see required student permission form information below.

Permission Forms

Please print a student permission form in English or Spanish and bring it with you the day of the
conference filled out and signed by a parent/legal guardian. Students without a signed permission
form will not be admitted into the conference.

Conference Contacts:

  • For more information, please contact Youth Programs at 404.638.1810 or laalylc@thelaa.org.
  • To participate as a conference sponsor or as exhibitor in the College & Career Fair, contact Gisella Cattaneo at 404.638.1815.
  • For media opportunities or coverage, please contact Michelle Vélez at 404.477.2592 or mvelez@thelaa.org

Hosted by:

Kennesaw State University

Presenting Media Sponsor

Telemundo Atlanta

Platinum Sponsors

DeltaWells FargoMcDonaldsGeorgia National Guard

Gold Sponsors


ComcastGeorgia Power FoundationPublixThe Lovett SchoolThe Brace Family FoundationEmory Goizueta Business School

Silver Sponsor


TurnerPeach StateCruzgeneral electricMacysUPSUSHLIAtlanta HawksAtlanta Bravos

2016 Latino Youth Leadership Conference