College 101 is a free, bilingual, two-hour workshop for high school students and their families, which identifies and addresses the various steps necessary to plan for a college education. Each session provides valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for college, apply for scholarships, and research financial aid opportunities. The workshops are offered on early weekday evenings, in various cities across the country.
The College Camp Series features free, bilingual, half-day, college preparation workshops held in various cities around the country. The programs are designed to help middle and high school students – and their parents – prepare, plan, and pay for college. Breakout session topics include preparing for and applying to college, choosing a college that’s the right fit, writing a personal statement, researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and understanding the real cost of a college education. Students are grouped by grade level, and parents can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. Participants have the opportunity to interact with HSF Scholars, Alumni, and supporters, including local business leaders, sponsors, and educators.
The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is a four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors. The conferences are hosted each summer at various college campuses across the country.