LILTA offers two high school conferences: Women Leaders Paving Paths for Young Women and Men Leaders Paving Paths for Young Men . These two conferences recruit diverse groups of outstanding and successful professional women and men who share with students their passion, college preparation, and career paths. They are respected leaders in different fields such as the arts, education, social work, medicine, health, science, technology, communications, journalism, law, sports, politics and business. Their stories inspire students to complete their secondary studies and obtain a college degree. We believe that once they have accomplished that, they will continue to pave the path of success for their families, communities and future generations.
LILTA in collaboration with Stony Brook University, Hofstra University, the Patchogue-Medford Public Library, and Flutterflies Incorporated, offers two distinct programs for middle school and high school students.
The Matthew Moore Summer Youth Program is a two-week program, focused on social activism and technology learning experiences for middle school students. The program inspires students to become agents of change by engaging them in project-based learning; promoting independence and cultivating critical thinking; developing students’ technological, civic and arts skills; providing opportunities for social emotional skill development and practices, and encouraging family participation and learning.
The Summer College Experience Institute is focused on familiarizing female high school students in 10th and 11th grade on the college experience and STEAM careers. Students participate as residents at one of the Stony Brook dormitories during the entire period of the institute.
LILTA awards ten LILTA Scholarships each year to high school, undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring or pursuing a degree in education. We have awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to help increase diversity in the teaching profession. In addition, LILTA also offers The Matthew Moore Scholarship to high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate students majoring or pursuing a degree in school psychology or school social work.
LILTA is committed to appreciate and celebrate the many different countries and cultures of our Latinos and other minority students. Thus, we support and sponsor different events such as the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade, the Salsa and Arts Festival in Brentwood and the LILTA Hispanic Heritage Celebration.