Youth Development Program

Arizona, Phoenix
Araceli Villezcas

California, Riverside
Gabriela Rincón

California, Fresno
Armando Villarreal

The Mi Familia Vota Youth Leadership Program, Emerging Latino Youth, provides high school students with unique real-world experiences and training exercises that capacitate them to influence change in their communities and understand the importance of building political power. The program is comprised of a year-long series of immersive workshops developed to tackle complex issues and solutions. Our youth are given the opportunity to challenge the status quo while increasing confidence in their abilities to be national leaders.

Policy development and civic participation are the cornerstones of our youth programs. We provide the support needed for our youth to establish their own political consciousness, learn government functions, organize around issues that are relevant to their lives and their communities and become politically engaged at the local, state, and federal level

As part of the program we offer:

  • Twice a month meetings on relevant issues (immigration, elections, education, etc.)
  • Meet elected officials from different government levels
  • Leadership development trainings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Community and culture events
  • Spring community project
  • Voter registration drive planning

Our program is dedicated to guiding youth to discover their voice and leadership attributes in addition to making them competitive candidates for their future positions.

Apply to our Youth Advocacy Summit 2019 hosted at Rice University!

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
    • First round due: June 15th at 11:59pm
    • Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch can receive a promo code if they email: angelicar@mifamiliavota.org

Click here to apply today!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us at angelicar@mifamiliavota.org or (479) 246-8293 .

Students from our Youth Development Program in Fresno register new voters at the March For Our Lives demonstration.

Fresno Youth Development students organized a poster-making parties prior to the massive March For Our Lives demonstrations. They are part of the hundreds of students taking action to advocate for issues important to them.

Our Houston Youth Development students sit down with a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student to talk about school safety and gun violence.