The Latino Student Action Committee is a youth leadership development program for high school students who are passionate about social justice and want to create positive changes in the community. Our mission is to foster Oregon's next generation of leaders by providing opportunities for Latino youth to discover their leadership potential, engage civically in their community, and advocate for change.


LSAC provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Form relationships and work with Latinx leaders

  • Learn and practice important leadership skills

  • Work with other young leaders eager to make a difference in their community

  • Implement their leadership skills in the community by leading a service project

  • Advocate for the promotion of mental health with other youth in the county

“Being in the Latino Student Action Committee has been the best experience of my life and I love being in it.”

Program Highlights

  • Three students hosted a workshop at the Cesar E. Chavez Conference at Western Oregon University to address the need for increase civic engagement among students

  • A student traveled to Costa Rica to do service in a rural community

  • A student testified before State Representatives about the need for increased sexual and reproductive health education in high schools across Oregon

  • Two students helped organize public forums on affordable housing to collect input from the Latino community


“Overall, this group has made me more woke! It showed me to the importance of leadership and how youth can move mountains.”
“In this program we have the power to use our voice.”

“I joined LSAC to chase meaning and confidence in my voice as a youth. Participating in this group has provided me with more than enough support to achieve that.”

Cohort Members:

for more information about lsac:

Please contact our Youth Leadership Coordinator, Justina Romo, at Justina@latnet.org