LAUP Youth Leadership Conference

The conference is designed to help Latino students identify the gifts they possess and gain inspiration from Latino leaders. For our 11th Annual Conference on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the focus was on cultural identity and leadership featuring voices of Latino professionals.

February 11, 2020

Hope College

Ways to Get Involved in our Youth Leadership Conference!

Business, College and Community Organization Booths

Representatives from businesses, colleges and community organizations are invited to set up a booth during the conference registration timeframe from 7:45am – 8:30am. As students arrive they will be encouraged to talk to you while they wait for the conference to start. If you are interested in participating, please email youthconference@laup.org.


We recognize the power in our student attendees hearing stories of inspiration and words of encouragement from professionals who mirror their identities. We are seeking Latino professionals who are willing to serve on a panel to share their personal story and words of advice in breakout sessions for students in grades 9 – 12.   These breakout sessions will occur late AM and early PM. We invite you to participate in either the AM or PM breakout session or both. Additional information will be provided on how to prepare to share your story and questions that will help frame words of advice as the conference date approaches.If you are interested in signing up or learning more, please use this  LINK to sign-up.


Several volunteers are needed to make the LAUP Youth Leadership Conference a success! Volunteers are used to help with student registration, guiding student travel around campus, and interacting with students during simulations. Sign up to volunteer HERE!


850+ students attend LAUP’s Youth Leadership Conference for FREE thanks to the generosity of sponsors. We could not do it without your help. Please consider a financial sponsorship!