Hispanic Youth Research & Leadership Program

Program Overview 


The National Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program is part of UNM’s initiative to lead the nation in providing opportunities and quality education to the Hispanic community. The University has the capacity and resources to provide a strong program for national Hispanic organizations to provide educational and professional opportunities for the youth of our country. The UNM National Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program’s goal is to focus Hispanic youth on the opportunities in pursuing a degree and the careers available in the STEM fields. It is our goal to build a new generation of Hispanic leaders in our communities

This FREE program will allow participants to get a taste of college life, develop an understanding of the complex skills gained in research, and gain information on opportunities available through the STEM field. Participants will be assigned to groups. In these groups they will be working on a research project during this 5 day camp, ending with a research presentation for professional staff and families of student participants. 

Why Apply?

• Meet professionals in the STEM field from the community and UNM.
• Develop research and leadership skills.
• Gain career and college readiness preparation.
• Build your resume with college level experience and skills.

Who should apply?

• Current high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors 
• Low Income and/or first generation and/or underrepresented population



• * 20-25 students per camp will be selected for this summer research program. 

• Participants will be eligible for a stipend upon the completion of the program.


Summer 2024 Program

HLEAD Program Dates:

  • Camp # 1: TBA

How to Apply?

  • Application link is below 
  • Application will be due on Friday, June 7th, 2024. (Application must be submitted electronically)