Hispanic Youth Leadership council is a club with many chapters all throughout the Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties. All HYLC clubs are sponsored by the Great Yosemite Council and Hispanic Leadership Council of Stanislaus County. HYLC is open to all students regardless of ethnicity. HYLC is also registered with the Boy Scouts of America as a Venturing program.
- I promise to uphold the ideals of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Council in my relations with my family, school and community.
- I will make every effort to maintain pride in my heritage, to succeed in all my endeavors, and to honor the commitments I make.
HYLC Key Purpose
Leadership Development- The opportunity for youth to lead in various capacities within their club to make it fun and worthwhile for the whole membership.
Encouraging Education- We advocate finishing high school and encourage and support continuing education after high school. (The HLC has a scholarship program available for registered HYLC members.)
Doing activities that serve others in the community:
- 4th of July Festival
- Sweet Potato Festival
- Farmers Market nights
- Translating at school and community events
- Homework Club
- Performing Folkloric dances to create Cultural awareness
We learn about Latino/Hispanic history and background. We attend Chicano Latino Conferences offered by CSU Stanislaus and UC Merced.
We have our Folklorico Group.
We represent our culture in school functions as well as community events.
Cluster monthly meetings where we network and meet new people from other high schools. Bi Weekly meetings where we interact with our school peers.
Empower and promote education:
Former HYLC officers come back to present and share with us their personal and school experience. They serve as role models who inspired the younger generations to pursue higher education by sharing their personal experiences.
Our former students who present come from:
- UC Irvine
- UC L.A.
- UC Davis
- UC Santa Barbara
- CSU Stanislaus
- Merced College
- It looks great on college applications
- You serve your community
- You become more culturally aware
- Scholarship opportunities
- You learn to lead
- You get to network; meet new people from other high schools.
- You get to attend Cultural College Conferences
- You get to contribute to our community and our society over all
- We clean the Tuolumne River Regional Park
- We get out own Winter Formal/Social
- We have our own Midnight Cosmic Bowling
- You get to participate in:
- Speech Contest: Francisco Santana Memorial
- Photo contest
- Camp during the summer
- Performances at the Fiesta Mexicana
- Attend the end of the year awards ceremony
- You get to be part of the Senior end of the year night