Latino Youth for Higher Education Program

  • NY


Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx
United States

About Us

The idea for Latino Youth for Higher Education Program (LYHEP) was born out of our own experiences as immigrants, sons and daughters of immigrants, who may have encountered the same obstacles and difficulties that Latin kids experience today with entering college. The lack of resources and mainly the lack of knowledge available to the kids about their possibilities are some of the main issues which our of our concern.

(L.Y.H.E.P) is composed of Latino as well as other minority college students & professionals with an interest in improving the quality of education for low income students, especially those of Latino origin and new to the country. This organization focuses on helping to promote college awareness and success to minority students. This goal is achieved through the creation of workshops, tutoring, mentorship programs, college related activities, lesson plans and supporting undocumented Latino minorities with scholarships & fundraisers in order to assist in the closing the achievement gap across the nation.