Through a sustainable and measurable model for Latino leadership, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) leverages long-standing programs, platforms, and relationships to identify Latino leaders as high school students and provide resources and programs for them as they matriculate through college and into the workforce. While in college our students go into Latino communities to inspire fellow Latino youth. As our students graduate from college we then prepare them for graduate school or the workforce on a management track in various industries as interns or full-time hires.
What distinguishes HHF from other organizations is the quality of young leader in their network. HHF has created a leadership cycle, titled Actionable Leadership, which leverages the outstanding young leaders for maximum impact. HHF focuses on helping “a Latino to help a hundreds more” through their youth programs which have been recognized by President Bush and President Obama along with other leaders. However, the most important endorsement comes from the young leaders themselves who help guide HHF’s mission through their participation, vision, and support.
The following is a quick glance at HHF’s year-round youth programs.