Hispanic and Latin youth hone leadership skills in Albany

Amidst a growing call for diverse representation in politics, Hispanic and Latin youth from across New York gathered in Albany to hone their leadership skills and engage in the art of democracy.

Just two years ago, Wilman Horta, a high school junior, wouldn’t have imagined himself in the role of governor in a mock state Assembly.

“We’re here just to make a future, a better life for us and for everyone, you know,” Horta said.

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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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