Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session
Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session
High achieving Latino students will debate issues and experience the complex world of government when they participate in the National Hispanic Institute’s 23rd Annual Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session June 17-24.
Hopes and dreams for the Latino community
The Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session, sponsored by and held on the Colorado State University campus, is a weeklong conference where students engage in a mock legislative process and judicial hearings that examine the assets of the Latino community and its trajectory.
Students representing the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, the territory of Puerto Rico, and the countries, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will be in attendance.
Building, caring for community
The event gives high school sophomores and juniors a better understanding of community equity building and a chance to improve their skills in public speaking, organizational management and constituency building.
The weeklong session features activities that include a general convention, speeches, legislative sessions, Supreme Court trials, and committee hearings.
From convention to election
Students will campaign for positions such as governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, senator, attorney, or one of nine Supreme Court justice positions. Candidates will make speeches before the delegation and work to build their constituencies.
Each student must develop proposals which harness the talents and abilities of their community. Students present and debate the merits of their proposals before their peers and strive to have their ideas passed into law. Colorado State University and the National Hispanic Institute have co-hosted this event since 1990.
Requirements for attending
To qualify, students must have a 3.2 grade-point average or above and must be enrolled in a college bound high school curriculum. Dr. Ernesto Nieto, President of the National Hispanic Institute, founded the non-profit organization in 1979 as a way to encourage young Latino students to enhance their leadership abilities and actively participate in the Latino community.
Interested in participating in 2013?
Students interested in participating in the 2013 conference can contact Jonathan Goode in the Office of Admissions at (970) 491-6454
Event Contact: Jonathan Goode can be reached at (970) 491-6454
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Start Time:||07:00 AM|
|End Time:||11:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Sunday, June 17, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Sunday, June 24, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Jonathan Goode|