Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA)
News Item: HYLA awarded grant from UMC Global Board of Church and Society
In an effort to identify and assist high school and college age Latinas and Latinos to consider and prepare for vocations in ministry with the Latino community, the Mexican American Program began the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (H.Y.L.A). It is a pilot program that provides an intensive and long-term mentoring experience around the topic of calling and an annual summer academy to consider issues such as Christian discipleship, vocational discernment, leadership training, development of academic skills, the doctrine and polity of The United Methodist Church, how to apply for admission to college/university or seminary, how to find support on campus and Hispanic history and culture. H.Y.L.A. is open to high school and undergraduate college students. For information about the program, contact the office of the Mexican American Program at 214-768-2265 or email@example.com.
*Deadline extended to April 15, 2013. A new application fee of $75 applies.*
2013 HYLA NEW STUDENT Application Form
2013 HYLA RETURNING STUDENT Application Form
2013 HYLA HOMEWORK for returning college and high school students
*It is by the consensus of HYLA that we identify ourselves as Latin@s but continue to use the term Hispanic due to the historical formation of the academy and the use of this word to describe our community within society. In addition we recognize that the name HYLA is well known and regarded within the UMC and in our communities.
**As dictated by the Real Academia Española the masculine term Latino is inclusive of both Latino and Latina communities.