The Student Leadership Series (SLS) is a part of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI.) In conjunction with USHLI, the Harvard School of Public Health Office of Diversity & Inclusion works
- To inspire, motivate, & provide resources needed to encourage & prepare Latino students to excel in school
- To form a plan and will enable students to graduate high school and complete some type of post-secondary education and/or training; and
- To provide leadership development among college students, parents, counselors, and administrators.
Students who are involved with SLS have the opportunity to:
- Attend workshops on how to improve their academic performance and plan for an academically successful future;
- Learn about available scholarships for undergraduate and graduate education;
- Engage in team building and leadership exercises; and
- Attend workshops on the availability of career jobs, graduate school and internship opportunities, leadership development, coalition building on their campus, and civic participation
To date, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, alongside USHLI, has reached 1600 high school students from East Boston, Boston, Lynn, & Lawrence.
In the future, the OD&I and USHLI plan to expand school visits to include Revere, Chelsea, Medford, and other communities with high minority student populations. Additionally, the OD&I will continue to involve HSPH student ambassadors as mentors and guest speakers and expand opportunities for high school students to visit HSPH and learn more about public health.