LLI Applicant Information

Overview | Program Details | Eligibility | Definition of Farmworker Youth/Family | Responsibilities | Program TimelineHow To Apply |
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Overview

SAF’s Levante ("to raise up") Leadership Institute is a program designed to increase educational success and develop social skills of Latino youth from farmworker families in Johnston County and the surrounding area. Through popular education and cultural arts such as documentary and theater, students share their experiences, build confidence, gain leadership skills, and explore options for higher education. The program supports the students' families by connecting them with community resources and engaging them in SAF’s advocacy and organizing work.

SAF also partners with the Adelante Education Coalition to advocate for access to Higher Education for all immigrants. Get involved here.

Program Details

SAF's youth development model involves creating a safe space for youth to talk about issues affecting them, while using creative means that foster school success, college preparation, and youth activism. Participants will attend 1 Orientation (Overnight), 2 Retreats (Overnight), and Leadership Trainings. Transportation will be provided IF NECESSARY.

Farmworker youth will participate in workshops on or about:

  • Team Building
  • Farmworker Issues
  • Education Issues and Access
  • Community Organizing
  • Documentary
  • Health Issues and Access 
  • College Preparation

Eligibility

In order to participate in the Levante Leadership Institute you must be between the ages of 14-19 and come from a farmworking family or work in food processing and must currently live in Johnston County and the surrounding counties in NC. Interested participants must submit a written application and interview for the program. Space is limited to 14 participants.

Definition of Farmworker Youth/Family

A youth who has a member of their family currently working in or recently worked in agriculture planting, cultivating, harvesting, food processing or preparing crops for market or storage.

Responsibilities

Fully participate in and attend the entire orientation, retreats, monthly trainings, and special events related to Levante/SAF.

Program Timeline

August 14Application Deadline
August 29Interviews
August 31Selection of Participants
September 2Students notified of acceptance
September 10-11Orientation Retreat (Overnight)
September 11Parent Orientation 
October 22LLI Training
November 19Soy Un Lider Conference
December 3LLI Training
January 21-22LLI Mid-Retreat 
February TBDHKonJ March 
February 18LLI Training 
March TBDCollege Visit to UNC-Pembroke 
March 24-31National Farmworker Awareness Week
April 22-23LLI Final Retreat
May 6LLI Final Celebration
May TDBParent Visits 
June TBDUndocuGraduation
  

* This schedule does not include presentations!


How To Apply

To submit an application for the Program download the form above and mail it to to SAF, 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham NC 27705. Or email them to Andreina Malki.

The application can also be submitted online here: English Application

If you know a farmworker youth who could benefit from this program please contact SAF's Youth Director, Andreina Malki


Contact

Andreina Malki
Youth Director
919- 660-3674