3 high school students accepted into Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership InstituteThree C.W. Baker High School students have been accepted into the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute this year.
The purpose of this institute is to empower Latino/Hispanic students. Students will develop leadership skills and become knowledgeable about the State Legislative Office.
Kimberly Rivera Cotto, Jose Perez-Marino and Cesar Perez-Marino will be representing Baker High School during several training session at OCM BOCES and as a student delegate in Albany during the statewide three-day Hispanic Youth Leadership Weekend in Albany on March 7-9, 2020.
The overall purpose of the PR/HYLI is student empowerment. To this end the Institute has the following goals for its student delegates, according to its website:
- The development of leadership skills in Latino/Hispanic youth
- The creation of opportunities for Latino/Hispanic students to interact with positive role models such as Puerto Rican/Latino elected officials, educators and business leaders
- The creation of partnerships and conversations among educators, business leaders and students
- The development of an in-depth knowledge of the state legislative process.