The Latino Leaders program aims to utilize the appeal of the Mets and their Latino players to motivate, cultivate and empower Latino students to become exemplary leaders in their schools and their communities. This program focuses on three pillars: Volunteerism, a Scholarship Program and Mentoring.
To motivate students to volunteer more in their community, Mets front office staff had the opportunity to engage in a community service event alongside local high school students.
Through Latino Leaders, 90 local high school students were given scholarships to take college level courses through St. John's University, Adelphi University and LIU Post College Advantage Program. The scholars were honored during a dinner at Citi Field.
Mets players have the opportunity to engage and mentor hand-selected students to work on leadership building and to discuss positive ways they can help their community and set goals for the future.