“Who is the Program for?” – Students in grades 8th through 12th are invited to apply. The program is designed for those students who can use the help of a structured program and key relationships in order to develop the motivation and vision to finish high school and pursue further education/training beyond graduation.

“When and Where Will the Program Take Place?” Students will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 7:00. Meetings will be held at LAUP, 96 W. 15th Street, Room 103, Holland, Michigan or at specially planned locations.


“What Will Students Do?” – At weekly meetings, participants will meet with Hispanic/Latin@ leaders and others from the community who will help them develop leadership skills and an understanding of different careers. Students will also participate in various service projects that address a need in the community. Additionally, students will plan the Annual LAUP Hispanic Youth Leadership Conference. Students who successfully complete the program will receive special recognition.


“How Can a Student Apply?”– In order to apply students must: 1) fill out the attached application, and 2) submit a copy of their most recent school transcripts or report card (these records are not used to decide program acceptance, but as a basis to track future progress). Students are always encouraged to apply but send applications in as soon as possible.

Student Application and Transcript/Report Card must then be submitted to:

Latin Americans United for Progress

96 W. 15th Street, Suite 103, Holland, MI 49423

For more information, contact LAUP at (616) 392-5058

Made possible by:

Click on the link to download the Adelante Application.


Youth Program Application

Adelante Coordinators:

Andrew Lebron

Roberto Jara