¡Adelante! America Youth Leadership Program

Program Coordinator: Ana Betancourt Macias

The ¡Adelante America! program is currently offered at Fort Vancouver High School

This youth leadership development program is a collaborative effort between LULAC and AT&T for underserved youth to encourage participants to conduct community service projects, meet with positive role models and explore alternatives to violence and crime. The program works with Latino youth to cultivate optimism, build resilience, and improve academic skills with the goal of successful high school completion. Mentoring programs are crucial to help motivate youth that reside in underrepresented communities. Currently, Fort Vancouver High School in Vancouver, WA is the first site in the Pacific Northwest to have this youth leadership program during the school year. For more information contact us at info@lulacvancouver.org

What our students are saying...

"I like the fact that we get together to create ideas and go to events together. As we learn more about our culture and the opportunities we have."

"Being a part of Adelante has helped me become a better leader and realize that I have a voice that counts."

Ford Driving Dreams

Ford Driving Dreams is designed to carry forth the work of LULAC at the teenage level and to serve as a training base for its members through social, civic, sports, and parliamentary activities. The focus of the LULAC Youth program is the development of young people in bettering themselves and their community through positive educational experiences. LULAC Youth members shall be supported by responsible LULAC adult members who have demonstrated an interest in the well being of our youth.

LNESC in Vancouver, WA

The LNESC Upward Bound is a FREE college preparatory program that serves 60 low income, first generation, high school students in grades 9th-12th from Evergreen, Heritage, and Fort Vancouver High Schools

Contact Info:
Oswaldo Camarena-González​​​,
LNESC Upward Bound Program Director
Office: (360) 604-3746
Email: OCamarena@LNESC.org