“Through the Emerging Leaders Program, I am encouraged to research post-secondary educational choices and contribute to the community. My grades have improved a lot since I started attending this program.”
~ Emerging Leaders Student
Latino youth (8th through 12th grades): The Fall 2013 session will be held on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 through December 7, 2013 at our Falls Church site and on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings starting on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 through December 7, 2013 at our Arlington site. You may download an application here. Applications may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 703-228-2560, or mailed to Edu-Futuro, Syphax Education Center, 2nd Floor, 2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204. Space is limited, submit your application as soon as possible! Applications are due on October 18, 2013.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a small peek into an ELP session by checking out this video.
The Emerging Leaders Program helps to shape future Latino leaders. ELP’s comprehensive college preparation offers Latino youth important information and support as they contemplate college, apply for scholarships, and submit college applications. The mutually beneficial mentor-mentee relationship provides Latino teens with role models that guide and encourage them while providing mentors a chance to impact their community. Emerging Leaders staff and mentors value what students bring to the program and have high expectations for students with whom they build meaningful relationships to create a vibrant, learning environment that accelerates students’ academic and leadership development. Further, mentoring is a recognized best practice for youth development. Research shows that mentors foster guidance and support during the mentee’s development and challenge mentees to go further, take risks, set new goals, and achieve at higher personal standards. Students also participate in activities that reaffirm their cultural heritage, take field trips to local universities and learn the importance of volunteering through community service projects. In the past, students have gathered extra produce from local farmers and collected non-perishable food to donate to the Arlington County Food Bank, as well as planted vegetable gardens at local schools.