HYLP is a statewide development program designed to prepare low-income, high school aged Latinas for a self-sufficient future that will allow for economic and political parity through a good college education. The objectives of the program include college preparation, financial empowerment, enhanced civic participation and the promotion of healthy living. Additionally, participants will engage in a digital story project to showcase their leadership project, while obtaining valuable new media training.

HYLP reaches approximately 300 high school aged Latinas annually. Participants are selected by partnering nonprofits and schools across California. Thirty-two of them will participate in an intensive program over a 6-month period and the remainder will convene during HOPE’s two largest conferences, Latina History Day in Los Angeles and Latina Action Day in Sacramento.

Through the partnership and grant provided by HOPE, LCSV has been leading the Silicon Valley Chapter of HYLP. Since commencement, LCSV has partnered with Andrew Hill High School for HYLP candidates. Every year, three to four high-school Latina girls are chosen to participate.