Leadership Development

We have current openings for high school students who are interested in building leadership, media, writing and communication skills as teen magazine reporters, in our teen media academy or in our teen leadership institute.

MENTOR MATCH

Did you participate in Latinitas while you were in elementary or middle school? Latinitas is launching a Mentor Program just for you. Tell us more about yourself, your interests and career goals, and Latinitas can help you find a mentor that will provide academic and/or professional development guidance. If you are a student or entering the work world and are between the ages of 16-24, submit the Latinitas Alumni Mentor Program Application by August 10, 2018. Our goal is to help Latinitas Alumni reach their full potential academically and professionally while building a connection with professionals that share similar interests, backgrounds, and experiences. The Latinitas Alumni Mentor Program will run from September – December 2018 and February – May 2019.

Requirements:

  • Ages 16-24
  • Must have participated in at least one Latinitas program (Club Latinitas, Summer Camps, Chica Conferences, Teen Reporters).
  • Commit to at least one meeting per month with your mentor.
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in STEM or Media.

WHOLE CHICA

Latinitas’ Whole Chica Leadership Incubator equips high school women to personally and economically succeed through a 12-week training program delivered by community leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation. The program begins at a weekend retreat to bond and discover strengths, personality traits, goals and challenges. Sessions are weekly for 3 hours: one hour is focused on developing personal skills, another for professional skills, and the remaining hour on entrepreneurship delivered by balanced community-minded business leaders. Sessions will introduce mindful practices such as journaling, meditating and thinking critically. Following weeks 3, 6, and 9, there will be a weekend project designed to provide an opportunity to lead a community impact project. Whole Chica will be about effectively diversifying Austin’s pipeline of business and social entrepreneurs, and infusing the city’s economic landscape with new and unheard voices. Stay tuned for more details!