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Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session

June 18, 2010

During the week of June 20, 180 high school sophmores and juniors will be on campus for the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session. The LDZ is the most recognized high school leadership program in the country and is sponsored by the National Hispanic Institute.

CSU site of 2010 LDZ session

Colorado State University will hold a Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session on its Fort Collins campus, Sunday, June 20 through Sunday, June 27. Approximately 180 students will attend.

The program is sponsored by the National Hispanic Institute and is being hosted by CSU's Office of Admissions.

The program is named after the first vice president of the Republic of Texas, Lorenzo de Zavala (Learn more).

High school leadership program

The LDZ Youth Legislative Session for high school sophmores and juniors is the most recognized high school age leadership program of the NHI.

Started in 1983, the overall challenge of the LDZ is for the students to envision themselves as part of the future leadership of a 21st century Latino community.

Students dialogue about their thoughts, hopes, dreams

This dialogue about the essence of leadership is the centerpiece of the LDZ experience, the basis for young people to share their innermost thoughts regarding their hopes and dreams for a 21st century Latino community, and the roles they expect to play in shaping their world as future leaders.

Students are asked to assess the promise and potential of a community rooted in a reality of dual cultures. Critical thinking, collaboration, and the ability to influence outcomes will emerge as essential skills to facilitate success as a leader in the 21st century Latino community.

A higher calling for service

In short, students can expect an extraordinary experience that will leave them with the exciting knowledge that beyond their personal and professional ambitions, there is a higher calling of leadership service that NHI is preparing them to assume.

The event gives high school sophomores and juniors a better understanding of government and a chance to improve their skills in public speaking, organizational management and constituency-building. 

Contact the Office of Admissions at (970) 491-6909 for further information.

Contact: Admissions
Phone: (970) 491-6909