Our mission and purpose is to engage Latino high school youth in critical learning experiences that further their capacities in self inquiry and introspection. Through our efforts, we endeavor to strengthen their resolve to compete and succeed at the highest possible levels with their peers, all while making leadership training and community service integral to their development. This aim and purpose is driven by the belief and view that changing the way young Latinos think and perceive themselves are crucial, life-transforming lessons that eventually inspire the change of entire communities.
Who Are We
We are both a national and international organization that provides Latino young people with the structures and settings to envision themselves as future community leaders. Practice their skills in leading and working with others, and engage them in critical discussions to define their calling while preparing themselves for the mission of changing lives. Dedication to personal excellence, a strong belief in family and culture, and service to others are the core values and beliefs that drive the work of the Institute and embrace its vision.