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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis Foundation has established the Hispanic Leadership Institute for high school (10th-12th grade) students as a select program for 15-20 individuals to develop leadership skills and give back to the St. Louis community.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • Identify Hispanic &Latino leaders and develop their leadership skills
  • Create a network of Hispanic & Latino student leaders interested in giving back to the community
  • Provide new networks and opportunities for Hispanic & Latino students
This is a free six-day program that will start in June 2023. 

We thank all our 2022 sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities:

Legacy Builder

$5,000
  • Two $1K scholarships for two participants in the name of your company. Company introduction at session. Receive priority to host a HS HLI session. Opportunity for host to address HS HLI class at their hosted session. Opportunity to attend the opening and closing ceremonies. Opportunity to be recognized in all HS HLI printed materials.

Leader

$3,500
  • $500 scholarship for a future participant in the name of your company. Opportunity to host a HS HLI Session. Opportunity for host to address HS HLI class at their hosted session. Opportunity to attend the opening and closing ceremonies. Opportunity to be recognized in all HS HLI printed materials.

Scholar

$1,000
  • Tuition cost for one HS HLI participant.

Mentor

$500
  • Contribution to the Annual Scholarship Fund.

For more information, please contact Fernanda Estrada-Ridaura at festrada@hccstl.com

Graduation photos - HS HLI Class VI

TESTIMONY 

I really enjoyed participating in the HLI High School Program this past summer. It was a very fun and informative week for me. It was such a good experience to be able to be in an environment with not only people of my age, but people with my same cultural background. It was also interesting to learn about new universities and explore what their campuses look like and what they have to offer. This further led me to investigate upon them and see what I want my future to look like. During this course I got to learn new leadership skills with multitude of lessons and activities which I will continue to use throughout my life in leadership positions. I also learned more about the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, its goals and what they do to help Hispanics around the area. Finally, the course was not only a new way to learn new essential leadership tactics, but also the opportunity to make new Hispanic friends and connections in various colleges that I may attend. Just having a week of this course gave me lessons and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Catalina Enz

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