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Who Is LULAC?
It is the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Latino organization in the United States of America.

What Do They Do?
LULAC promotes education, citizenship, cultural awareness, economic development, housing, voter rights/voter education, discrimination issues. For youth, they provide scholarships, mentoring and internship opportunities.

Who Can Join LULAC Youth?
Any youth/student attending school between the ages of 12-18 years.

What Happens After LULAC Youth?
They are eligible to participate in the Young Adult Division ages 19-30 or you may become a member of the adult council.

How Do You Join LULAC and What Are The Dues?
You can Download an application here or you can contact any adult or youth members of LULAC for an application. Applications are received and voted upon by the youth membership during their regular meetings. Annual dues are $7.00.

When Are The Meetings Held?
Ask your LULAC advisor about meeting time & place. Meetings are chaperoned at all times.

What Activities Are LULAC Youth Involved In?
As a youth member you will have many opportunities to travel to youth leadership conferences within the state and out of state. Youth attend local, district, and state meetings. Their agenda is based on issues that are important to them. They sponsor bake sales, car washes, and numerous other fundraisers to raise money for their trips. They are involved in community service work such as Downtown Cleanup, Street Festival, Christmas toys for needy children, Christmas caroling at the convalescent hospitals. They participate in student conferences such the Latino Student Leadership Conference, attend the Annual Youth Leadership Retreat at La Paz, where Cesar Chavez lived and is today buried. Youth participate as tutors for Young Readers Program at Ladd Lane School.

How Can I Benefit by Being a LULAC Youth Member?
Scholarships are made available to LULAC Youth members graduating from high school. Youth can apply to other LULAC scholarships at the state and national LULAC levels. Youth can participate in the Youth Leadership Conference in Washington DC every October. LULAC youth learn how to conduct and participate in meetings. They get to meet many individuals at national and state conferences and meetings who have made an impact on their lives and formed their futures.


Youth Membership=100% College Bound

WHY JOIN  LULAC  Youth Councils?

 Why Join a LULAC Youth Council?
Not only is joining a LULAC Youth Council easy, but it's also loaded with benefits for you. Here are just a few of the exciting experiences and opportunities that LULAC Youth enjoy:

JOIN TODAY
As a LULAC Youth member, you will be part of an organization whose members are making a difference through advocacy in addressing the needs of the Latino community. You will also be part of a greater nationwide network of community leaders who are protecting our civil rights in the areas of immigration, social services, education, and economic opportunity at the local, state, and national levels.

Joining a LULAC Youth Council is loaded with benefits for you.
LULAC Youth have:

1) The opportunity to travel all over the country and participate in LULAC conferences and conventions;
2) Access to LULAC Scholarship funds;
3) The ability to boost their college applications and resumes by getting involved in their communities;
4) Over 1,000 friends in councils across the nation.

Requirements:
1. A resident of the United States
2. Ages 13 - 19 (inclusive) (Negotiable)

To join a LULAC Youth Council near you
If there is no LULAC Youth Council in your area, why not start one? Starting a LULAC Youth Council is just as easy as joining one! You must:
1. Find a LULAC Council, State Deputy Director, or District Director for Youth to sponsor and   
    guide your Youth Council.

2. Get 10 of your friends to help start the council.

About
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was established in 1929 and is the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the county. LULAC serves to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Latinos through 900 LULAC councils nationwide.
LULAC firmly believes that universal and quality education is the foundation for lifelong success for all Latino children. The Youth League of LULAC is an entity 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 LULAC Youth Councils is to empower Latino youth to become stronger leaders, better public speakers, and ambitious advocates by providing positive educational and social experiences for personal growth, professional development, and future success.

Mission
The Mission of the League of United Latin-American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
LULAC Code
Respect your citizenship and preserve it; honor your country, maintain its tradition in the spirit of its citizens and embody yourself into its culture and civilization.
Be proud of your origin and maintain it immaculate, respect your glorious past and help to defend the rights of all the people.
Learn to discharge your duties before you learn how to assert your rights; educate and make yourself worthy, and stand high in the light of your own deed; you must always be loyal and courageous.
Filled with optimism, make yourself sociable, upright, judicious, and above all things be sober and collected in your habits, cautious in your actions and sparing in your speech. Believe in God, love Humanity and rely upon the framework of human progress, slow and sound, unequivocal and firm.
Always be honorable and high-minded; learn how to be self-reliant upon your qualifications and resources.
In war, serve your country, in peace, your convictions; discern, investigate, meditate, think, study, and at all times be honest and generous. Let your firmest purpose be that of helping to see that each new generation shall be of youth more efficient and capable and in this let your own children be included.

click here to read/download the Youth Constitution

click here to read/download the Youth Charter Kit

click here to read/download the Youth Council Handbook

click here to read/download the Youth Roster form

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