Latino Leadership Development

M. Davis
January 1, 1997

The development of leadership among youth is a critical factor in the future of America’s Latino communities. A growing young population that is asserting a larger influence on society, Latino families face extreme difficulties in life and often have little support to improve. Perhaps the most damaging factor is the Latino population’s lack of representation by established leaders at the local, regional and national levels. Community-based organizations and student groups may provide important vehicles to develop that leadership.