Youth Leadership Program (HYLP)

The HOPE Youth Leadership Program (HYLP) is a statewide development program designed to prepare low-income, high school-age Latinas for a self-sufficient future that will allow for economic and political parity through a college education. The objectives of the HYLP include college preparation, financial empowerment, enhanced civic participation and the promotion of healthy living.

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 Operational Changes to HYLP Programming in Response to COVID-19 

With growing concerns about COVID-19, protecting the health and well-being of the Latinas we serve is incredibly important to us. For these reasons, HOPE has decided to adapt our 2020 HYLP Programming to distance learning and online platforms, ensuring that our participants receive  leadership and competency training in a way that prioritizes their health.  Please stay tuned for additional information.

The HOPE Youth Leadership Program participants are selected by partnering nonprofits or school districts.  

HOPE's Youth Leadership Program reaches more than 300 high school-aged Latinas annually.  Thirty-two of these students will participate in an intensive program over a 6-month period (Track 1), while the rest (Track 2) will convene during HOPE's two largest conferences, HOPE Latina History Day and Latina Action Day, in Sacramento.

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For questions or more information on the HOPE Youth Leadership Program contact:

Diana Amaya
Director of Programs
(213) 595-2489 

Beatriz Perez
Youth Program Coordinator

(213) 622-9549