National Hispanic Institute (NHI) Colorado Lorenzo De Zavala Youth (LDZ) Legislative Session at Colorado State University 2023
Sunday, June 18, 2023 — Sunday, June 25, 2023
The Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session is the most recognized National Hispanic Institute (NHI) program. The intense, eight-day, model government session gives high-achieving, rising high school junior and senior students the opportunity to understand organizational culture, protocol, and procedures in order to become more effective community leaders, meet and collaborate with new friends, reflect on the issues of the day and practice leadership.
- Research issues impacting Latinos
- Develop leadership skills
- Present, defend and build support for ideas
- Enhance public speaking and debate skills
- Make and implement decisions
- Conduct meetings
- Understand and impact organizational culture, protocol, and procedures
- Interact with students across the nation and other Latin American countries
- Live and work for eight days on the Colorado State University (CSU) campus
Partnership Award Eligibility
Students who participate in the Lorenzo De Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session and are admitted as freshmen to Colorado State University may be eligible to receive the Partnership Award. Funds for this award are awarded for up to five years or 10 semesters of enrollment at Colorado State University. Please contact Connie Jaime-Lujan at Connie.Jaime-Lujan@colostate.edu for more information.