UGA Latino Youth Leadership Program now accepting applications for 2006 session

Athens, Ga.   The University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute is accepting applications for the Latino Youth Leadership Program. The program is open to Latino youth ages 15-19 from across Georgia. Selected students will participate in a yearlong mentorship as well as two sessions on the UGA campus on July 9-12, 2006, and January 12-13, 2007. All program costs are underwritten by sponsors.

During the on-campus sessions, university faculty and community leaders will discuss global and societal issues that impact Latino communities and will share information about how to impact change through leadership. Participants will develop knowledge and skills that they can use to make meaningful change in their local communities. Students also will learn about college selection and the admissions process.

Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2006 and are available online at: www.fanning.uga.edu/programs/lylp/applicationform.html.  Applications may be completed electronically or a hard copy may be submitted. For more information, contact Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez at 706/542-7044 or lylp@fanning.uga.edu.

The Fanning Institute’s Latino Youth Leadership Program is a part of the Latino Initiative established through the University of Georgia’s Office of Public Service and Outreach.




Note to editors: Faculty and program alumni are available for media interviews both in advance and during the program.  Call 706/542-7044 for information about scheduling an interview.