For the community. By the community.

​​​​​¡Sí se puede, sí lo haremos!​

Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium 



Work with members in your community and make a difference

We are a collaborative of HYS alumni, supporters, and community leaders dedicated to the revival of HYS.

Who we are

To serve as a valued and respected community resource which inspires and prepares traditionally under-represented students to expect and achieve excellence in education, personal and professional development and civic engagement.

The IHYSAA inspires and guides the development of talented Latino and other under-represented students into well-prepared, effective and confident civic-minded leaders by providing events, activities and a sustained reinforcement of this cultural expectation. The HYSAA brokers community talent and family involvement to provide the necessary environment for holistic and sustainable success.

Our Vision

Marilu Dick-Perez

PhD in Chemistry

Iowa State University

HYS 2000 Alumna


"... I wasn't one of those all-star students... Even if I hadn't received my PhD, I know that the symposium made a huge positive impact on my choices...
...I did... take away the most important message, "Si se puede!"

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Our Mission

For more than 20 years, Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium has served as a passionate forum for the educational advancement of traditionally under-represented Latino Students. Find out how you can contribute to the future of this necessary program through donations of money and time.





for success