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3 high school students accepted into Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

Cesar Perez-Marino, (from left to right) Jose Perez-Marino and Kimberly
Rivera Cotto will be representing Baker High School as student
delegates during the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute.
Three 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.
To learn more about the institute, visit the OCM BOCES website of the PR/HYLI website.