PRHYLI - Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

PRHYLI
AT QUESTAR III BOCES
10 EMPIRE STATE BOULEVARD
CASTLETON, NY 12033

P: 518.479.6833
F: 518.477.1335

District Superintendent
Questar III BOCES

Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

 

PR/HYLI State Coordinator
Lisette Lopez
llopez@questar.org

 

The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is funded by a contract from the New York State Education Department

ABOUT

The The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is an innovative collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force in conjunction with the annual SOMOS El Futuro conference, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, the New York State City Board of Education, and other agencies as appropriate.

The overall purpose of the PR/HYLI is student empowerment. To this end the Institute has the following goals for its student delegates:

The Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute consists of 3 main phases:

  1. Training in regional delegations: selected student delegates focus on identification and research of local issues, study of the NYS legislative process, parliamentary procedure and selected bills.

  2. Participation in the 3-day Institute: Approximately 200 students from 8 delegations statewide take part in key activities which include team-building exercises to develop inter-regional relationships, a Mock Assembly session  which is conducted in the NYS Assembly chamber, a student recognition dinner where winners of the PR/HYLI scholarships and other awards are announced and career development workshops.

  3. Extension and refinement of leadership skills: back in their local communities, student delegates continue to develop leadership skills and put their skills “to practice”.