YES Prep Public Schools

Latinx Leadership Summit

The Latinx Leadership Summit exists to provide a safe and welcoming space for high school students and staff who identify as Latinx. The summit allows participants and presenters to celebrate and connect with one another, share their stories and learn more about their identity. 

2022 Latinx Leadership Summit

Saturday, October 29 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary

This year, YES Prep is happy to move up the summit to the fall, falling in between Latinx Heritage Month and before Day of the Dead. Moving up the summit, as opposed to presenting it in March, makes it timelier.

This year’s summit will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary, and the theme is Reclaiming Traditions. Latinx students and staff will be focusing on rooting themselves in the traditions of their culture (especially those that have been appropriated) and honoring their roots.

Returning as co-leads of the summit: Kimberly Gallegos, manager of program vendor operations; Natalie Garcia, director of student support at YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary; and Lilian Macias, director of YES Prep Thrive. To learn more about our co-leads, click here.

Students who attend the summit can expect the following:

  • Breakfast and lunch provided by Chicos Catering
  • Sessions on reclaiming traditions
  • Networking with YES Prep students and staff from across the district, as well as community guest speakers
  • Senior recognition and distribution of heritage stoles for graduation
  • Swag 
  • Selfie stations

Registration for the Latinx Leadership Summit is now open!

Interested students must register by Friday, October 14. Due to high student interest, space is limited. We encourage students to register as soon as possible. After all spots are filled, students who register after will be put on a waitlist.

Register here:

To learn more on how you can get involved, please email

Thank you to our 2022 Student Affinity Summit corporate supporter – Enbridge.