New Program Trains High School Students In Leadership

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The New York Immigration Coalition is working to develop the next generation of youth leaders in immigration rights with their new program, the New American Youth Leadership Corps (NAYLC). The program, supported by Citi Community Development, will train high school students on how to talk to their communities and families about crucial information and events concerning immigration, such as naturalization and financial issues.

The program will start with a two-day retreat on February 4th and 5th, followed by meetings every other week until the beginning of June. To be eligible for a spot in the program, applicants must be immigrants or children/grandchildren of immigrants, currently enrolled in high school, and are interested in attending college.

Those interested in the NAYLC can apply here or through the New York Immigration Coalition’s website. Applications are due January 18, 2017.

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Sara Roncero-Menendez is the Online Editor for Long Island Wins. Prior to joining the Long Island Wins team, she graduate from NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and worked as a reporter for publications like Mashable, The Huffington Post, and PSFK. She became involved in immigration issues and advocacy while working towards her Masters degree at The University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. After joining the Graduate Employee Organization Local 6300, she worked on helping international and undocumented students work with the administration to get fair financial aid and fellowship opportunities. Sara also works on issues of representation in mass media, including film and television, and works on media reviews and podcast.

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