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 Vision: The Youth Council engages in leadership training, mentoring, and community service efforts that support homeless and disadvantaged high school students stay in school through graduation and learn the life skills necessary to be college and workforce ready.

About The Project 150 Youth Council:

In January 2014, the Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP) Youth Council, founded in 2009 by two teen sisters Senia and Sabrina Roybal, transitioned under Project 150’s umbrella. The Youth Council members participate in monthly meetings, leadership training, promote higher education opportunities, cultural awareness, mentoring, community involvement, scholarship fundraising, agency partnerships, and career and workforce readiness with a pay‐it‐forward attitude. Members donate more than 1,500 cumulative community volunteer hours annually. Project 150’s goal is to collaborate with schools and community organizations to maximize resources and allow students to focus in achieving high school graduation, and be college, career & workforce ready.

History:

The Youth Council was founded in Spring 2009 by then 14 and 17 year old sisters, Senia and Sabrina Roybal under the nonprofit umbrella of the Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP). Senia and Sabrina grew up volunteering for SNHEP training conferences, community events, and scholarship awards ceremonies. The two sisters may have not understood the impact of their help, however, they knew the economic downfall in 2008 drastically affected the number of scholarships awarded to less fortunate college students. It was then Senia and Sabrina brain stormed over dinner the creation of a Youth Council to infuse a peer influence in scholarship fundraising. Membership quickly grew and engaged in the training and community service portion of the council. The membership has learned to maximize efforts by collaborating with other agencies and since 2009, 94 college scholarships have been awarded totaling $184,500.00 in scholarship dollars. In January 2014, the SNHEP Youth Council came to a fork in the road and transitioned under the umbrella of Project 150 which the two missions aligned perfectly well. Today, there are over 20 members, two advisers, involved parents, and many agency partnerships.


Get Involved:

Youth Council members, advisors, and parents meet the 2nd Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Project 150 Braidy Caipa Volunteer Center, 3600 N. Rancho Dr., LV, Nevada, 89130 (unless notified otherwise via email, text, and/or on Project 150 Youth Council Facebook) We welcome new members, community leaders, mentors, facilitators, and sponsors.

Annual Events:

March – April: Scholarship Application open/process begins

May – Community Outreach event

June – Scholarship Luncheon

August – Velasquez Memorial Scholarship Soccer Tournament

December – Secret Santa

*Other events are posted on the calendar shown on Volunteer Portal once logged in*


Youth Council Executive Officers:

President –Yaquelin Lizaola, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Vice President –Sydney Chapter, Del Sol Academy

Secretary –Jocelyn Perez , CSN High School

Treasurer –Zachai Hunt, Shadow Ridge High School

Historian – Briza Lizaola, CSN High School

Public Relations & Social Media – Aizlynn Gonzalez, Del Sol Academy

Youth Council Co-Founder/Chair: Senia Roybal

Advisors:

Sabrina Roybal, Co-Founder & Jessica Roybal

For questions or additional information please contact:

Senia Roybal, Programs Manger/ Project 150 Youth Council Co-Founder
3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130 Senia.Roybal@Project150.org 702-721-7150

New Member Requirements

Please fill out and sign the media release form and Youth Council membership form.