Each fall, hundreds of Latino middle and high school students, parents, teachers and volunteers come together at an Atlanta-area university campus for a daylong gathering centered around motivating Latino youth to finish high school and go on to college.

The LAA’s 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. Now in its 16th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts almost 2,000 students, parents, teachers and volunteers.

The conference’s objectives are to:

  • Inspire Latino students to finish high school and pursue college
  • Provide students with the tools and resources they need to access college
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn about different colleges and explore careers

Video of the 2014 conference

WABE coverage of the conference 

Last year nearly 1,800 latino middle and high school students from all over Georgia attended the 17Th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, held on November 5, 2016 at Georgia State University.

The 2017 conference will be held on Saturday, November 4 at Kennesaw State University, Marietta campus. Stay tuned for details! For more information, send an email to laalylc@thelaa.org

2017 Latino Youth Leadership Conference