E.L.I.T.E. Program 

ELITE High School Academy: Exemplifying Leadership in a Team Environment 

This Academy centers Latinas in high school. It is specifically designed to guide and prepare students to strengthen a number of skills central to successfully navigating college/university entrance and job readiness. Specifically, the Academy prepares young Latinas to protect and strengthen their personal brand, helps them build their networking and leadership skills, and also teaches them how to navigate professional environments with confidence. Participation in the ELITE High School Academy is through a program application process. 



  • High School Students: 9th-12th grade

  • Students with demonstrated leadership involvement

  • Students willing to accept new challenges

  • Role models for their school & community

  • Students who are energetic, reliable, engaging, & innovative



Submit application and one letter of recommendation

by deadline Feb. 14, 2022

Application Form                       Recommendation Form



Build self-confidence. This program can teach you the essential skills and techniques you need in order to stand out in the competitive college application process and help increase self­ confidence.

Empower you to succeed. The academy uses various techniques and examples to emphasize the point that with a lit t le hard work everyone can be a  great leader.

Learn valuable skills. LLT will teach you the skills you need to lead effectively, including public speaking, marketing yourself on Linkedln and giving effective presentations.

Surround you with other Latina leaders. You'll get the opportunity to network with other rising leaders, and benefit from their experiences. 

Help you clarify your vision. LLT gives you the chance to examine how others perceive you and how you show up in the world! Create your personal brand. You'll also learn how to communicate your message in a way that truly makes you stand out among others around you.

Volunteer Opportunities 


The Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT) volunteer team that helps steer ELITE Academy operations seeks help in two primary ways:

1) Volunteers for the internal LLT volunteer team and; 2) Volunteers interested in making their professional expertise available to Academy students in any of the ELITE subject areas. You can learn more about this volunteer opportunity and sign up to be an ELITE volunteer here.