Student Leadership Institute

The 12th Annual Student Leadership Institute will take place Friday, November 6 as part of La Cosecha Dual Language Conference.  


SLI will bring together linguistically and culturally diverse students to focus on issues of identity, leadership, and the development of an asset-based perspective related to their diverse backgrounds.



Gathering the Truths of our Past...
 Embracing our Present..Preparing our Future!


The mission of the DLeNM Student Leadership Institute is to support linguistically and culturally diverse youth to:

  • embrace language, culture, and history as a source of power and responsibility;

  • embrace their power and responsibility as an invitation to lead; and to

  • embrace their invitation to lead as an incentive to build partnerships with each other as a means of

       preparing themselves for a future of advocacy and the use of power for the betterment of our

       diverse communities.


SLI 2020 will begin with students reflecting and working together to define their roles for the day and the work

to which they are committing.  Students will then attend workshop sessions in the morning and after lunch. 

Some workshops will be student-led and all will support participants to reflect on ways to affect positive

change in their communities.


Tertulias (brief round-table conversations) will take place in the afternoon and create a space where

adult leaders will host intimate conversations about their own linguistic and cultural background and how their diverse experiences have helped them in their lives and along their career paths. They are intended to be informal and are a great way for adults to engage and briefly mentor our student leaders.


SLI truly is an investment in our collective future that has the potential to be a benchmark moment in the minds of each of the participating students.  As a networking opportunity for our future leaders, it ensures that our young people form strong and meaningful peer relationships at a young age, recognize assets, and develop a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for one another.



Deadline – October 26, 2020

Cost: $75/student

STUDENTS: SLI is open to 6th - 12th grade students.

Participating students must be accompanied by a school sponsor and 

complete the registration and updated essay questions online. 


Questions? Contact Adrian Sandoval at

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