Latino Youth Leadership Conference



Kennesaw State University is proud to host this year's Latino Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by the Latin American Association (LAA). The Department of Student Engagement will be partnering with LAA to bring in 250 volunteers.

On Saturday, November 4th over 1,800 students from around the state of Georgia will participate in an inspiring event centered around motivating Latino youth to enroll in college.

The LAA’s annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an exciting day full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a College and Career Fair for Latino middle school and high school students from all across Georgia. 

The conference’s objectives are to:

  • Inspire Latino students to finish high school and pursue college
  • Provide students with the tools and resources they need to access college
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn about different colleges and explore careers

Volunteers Needed

The Department of Student Engagement will be recruiting 250 volunteers for the Latino Youth Leadership Conference. If you would to volunteer for this exciting program, please follow the links below: 

Click Here to Volunteer (KSU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni)

Click Here to Volunteer (Non KSU Community Members)


Types of Volunteers for the Day of the Event

  • Event Coordinators will be the group of volunteers in charge of the administrative duties surrounding the conference, for example operating the check in tables, floor and bathroom monitors, safety and emergency personnel, food distribution, and a variety of other administrative functions of the overall conference. Event Coordinators can select any of the 3 optional shifts.

  • Mentor Guides help facilitate the workshops and transitions for the visiting 6th-12th grade students. The conference participants will be divided into groups of 25 with their assigned Mentor-Guides leading their respective groups throughout the day of events. Previous Mentor-guides have traditional appreciated their interaction with conference participants and the opportunity to motivate and positively impact the visiting middle and high school students. Mentor-Guides can select any of the 3 optional shifts.

  • Lead Mentors will serve as leads for the Mentor-Guides and the groups that are assigned to them. This group of volunteers will require additional training, made available during the 3 mandatory training dates, to certifiably work with minors on campus. Due to the responsibilities associated with Lead Mentor-Guides, these volunteers are required to work the full-day shift.


Check out the Latino Youth Leadership Conference Experience!