The cohort of the PR/HYL program at Port Richmond High School poses with their school principal Andrew Greenfield, Ana Sanabria, foreign language teacher and program coordinator; Abelardo Aleman, the Outreach and Diversity Committee Chair of the Democratic Committee of Richmond County, and the school’s counselor. (Staten Island Advance/ Priya Shahi) Priya Shahi

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Port Richmond High School students recently
returned from the state capital after participating in the annual Puerto
Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership (PR/HYL) conference, with four of them
earning scholarship prizes.

The PR/HYL conference, which was hosted on Sunday, March 10, as part of a
three-day event, had the Capital bustling with more than 200 Hispanic
students from eight delegations statewide, turning it into a center stage for
youth-led legislative debates.

Article Citation:, Priya Shahi. “Port Richmond High School Students Attend Albany Conference, Learn about State Assembly.” Silive, 14 Mar. 2024,

The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute is an innovative collaboration with the NYS Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force in conjunction with the annual SOMOS, Inc. conference, the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages and other agencies as appropriate.

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