What is ENLACE?
ENLACE New Mexico strives to increase college readiness, retention, and graduation through mentoring and leadership training for students. The program is an initiative that works collaboratively with APS and community allies to provide programs for students and families to improve high school and college graduation rates. The program provides its undergraduate and graduate mentors with leadership and professional development training that is ultimately passed down to high school students in the form of mentoring, academic support, and training. The mentors are trained to encourage and motivate their students by becoming role models, and by providing leadership and college preparation workshops, guidance, academic support, and other activities, with the goal of helping each student succeed. Please visit our AHA ENLACE classroom! We are located in F-211.
THE NATIONAL HISPANIC INSTITUTE PRESENTS:
DIONISIO "DENNIS" CHAVEZ NEW MEXICO LORENZO DE ZAVALA YOUTH LEGISLATIVE SESSION 2024
JUNE 9-16, 2024
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE - 2024 STATE CAPITOL, SANTA FE
JOIN 150 TOP NEW MEXICO LEADERS
Collaborate with a community of 150 high school leaders. Engage in a weeklong quest to envision the future of New Mexico. Foster the development of personal, business, and professional skills. Master the art of engagement through
asset based community equity building.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
- 10th and 11th grade students
- 3.2 GPA or higher
- Enrollment in a college-bound curriculum
- Attending a New Mexico high school
- Recent report card or high school transcript
- Completion of a Parent (or Guardian)
- Release Form
- $25 Application Fee
Gloria de León
Dennis Chavez LDZ
COST TO ATTEND
Funding for this program is made possible by the New Mexico Legislature. Students meeting the criteria and acceptance are named Dennis Chavez Scholars. They attend the 8-day residential program at UNM and visit the Capitol in Santa Fe at NO COST, except for transportation to and from the university campus. Space in the 2024 LDZ is available on a first
come, first serve basis. Applicants will be accepted monthly and confirmed a space by March, 2024.
SPECIAL THANKS TO SENATOR MICHAEL PADILLA
Why should I apply for this internship?
The ENLACE New Mexico Legislative Internship is designed to give ENLACE high school students an extraordinary experience at the New Mexico State Capitol. This weeklong internship will unite ten students from across the Land of Enchantment to learn about and experience state government in ways the classroom cannot provide. You will learn about government at a state level, and you will also learn how to make an impact on the legislative decision making process. You will have the opportunity to select legislation of interest to you and be guided through the process of influencing our state leaders. During the internship, you will meet and shadow government officials in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. Priority will be given to high school seniors involved in ENLACE New Mexico regional programs. Once selected for the internship program, you will work closely with ENLACE New Mexico staff, as they provide a directed course of study to help you understand the work involved. Your interaction with the ENLACE team is a primary component of the internship.