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, players will have the opportunity to engage in a community service event alongside students.
Through Latino Leaders, 30 local high school students were given scholarships to take college level courses through St. John's University College Advantage Program. The students were honored during a dinner at Citi Field with Edgardo Alfonzo.
Mets players had the opportunity to engage with 10 hand-selected students from School in the Square in Washington Heights. They worked on a leadership building activity designed by the students to discuss positive ways they can help their community and set goals for the future.