Fact Sheet

The mission: Involvement of Hispanic/Latino Youth in the Political Process

  • Late Assemblyman Angelo Del Toro in collaboration with the Office of Bilingual Education created the Institute for high school students of Hispanic/Latino
  • 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 conference, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, and the New York State City Board of Education.
  • The Angelo Del Toro takes place every year during the SOMOS conference in
  • The program has been in existence for 29

 

Goals of the Institute

  • Gain an understanding of the NYS legislative process by participation in research and the development of legislative
  • Develop leadership
  • Gain an understanding of responsible
  • Create opportunities for interaction with positive role models such as elected officials and other adult professionals.
  • Promote a dialogue between youth and community leaders concerning issues that affect Hispanic/Latino Youth and their communities.

 

Phases of The Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

  1. Training in regional delegations
  2. Participation in the 3-day PR/HYLI
    • Team-building activities – Saturday
    • Mock Assembly – Sunday
    • Student Delegate Recognition Dinner (scholarship awards provided by SOMOS)
    • Workshops – College, Career Development and other themes as appropriate – Monday
  3. Extension and refinement of leadership skills – at home base

 

Since the inception of the Institute

  • Approximately 6,450 students of Hispanic/Latino descent have participated in the Institute – additional students participated in the local delegation
  • In partnership with SOMOS, seniors entering colleges/universities have received $513,860 in scholarships.
    • 1991-2012 SOMOS awarded 20 scholarships of $500 each, totaling $220,000
    • 2013 SOMOS awarded 30 scholarships ranging from $500 – $1,000 each, totaling $20,000.
    • 2014 SOMOS awarded 38 scholarships ranging from $750 – $1,500 each, totaling $36,000.
    • 2015 SOMOS awarded 37 scholarships ranging from $640 – $2,500 each, totaling $37,960.
    • 2016 SOMOS awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $720 – $3,000 each, totaling $40,000.
    • 2017 SOMOS awarded 31 scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $3,000 each, totaling $40,000.
    • 2018 SOMOS awarded 39 scholarships of $550 – $3,000 each, totaling $43,000.
    • 2019 SOMOS awarded 30 scholarships of $800 – $3,000 each, totaling $40,000.

 

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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 El Futuro conference, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, the New York State City Board of Education, and other agencies as appropriate.

Diana Vázquez, State Coordinator
10 Empire State Blvd. • Castleton, NY 12033
Tel: (518) 479-6806 • Fax: (518) 477-1335

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