The Student Leadership Series (SLS) is a part of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI.) In conjunction with USHLI, the Harvard T.H. Chan 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 Harvard Chan School student ambassadors as mentors and guest speakers and expand opportunities for high school students to visit the School and learn more about public health.