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National Hispanic Institute Youth Legislative Session to be held at New Mexico State

New Mexico State University will host the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) June 29-July 6.


mately 150 Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors from this region will attend the LDZ this year at New Mexico State. During the eight-day legislative session, students will form a mock state government and argue and debate resolutions concerning the Hispanic/Latino community. They will formulate solutions for these issues, learn to think critically and analytically, work as a team and enhance their public relations and speaking skills.

The legislative session encourages students to become active participants in campus activities and to invest in the Hispanic/Latino community after completing their college education.

The National Hispanic Institute was founded as a non-profit organization in Maxwell, Texas in 1979. Its mission is to develop future leaders within the Hispanic/Latino community by working with students from throughout the country.

For more information about the LDZ, call the National Hispanic Institute at (512) 357-6137.

Sarah Wheeler
June 25, 2002