Future Hispanic Leaders of America


We are an organization with presence in several high schools in Southern Idaho. Our commitment is to ensure Latino youth succeed in going on beyond high school. We also promote Latino cultural pride and civic engagement. 

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Our History.

FHLA was co-founded by Luis Caloca (Vallivue High), Jose Soto (Glenns Ferry High), and James Velasquez (Valley High) in April 1997. These students were gathered at the Hispanic Youth Symposium and saw the need to unite in order to meet the challenges Hispanic students face in school. With the help of Ernie Guerra, the first meeting was held at Twin Falls High School. The first meeting met the challenge of setting the foundation for the organization. We have grown from an initial 4 schools and 13 members to 18 schools and hundreds of members throughout Southern Idaho. As we continue to organize and become more influential, we hope to share this opportunity with even more students.


Our Purpose

A. To help reduce the drop-out rate in Idaho schools and promote higher education

B. To stimulate Hispanics in becoming more involved in school and community activities.

C. To motivate Hispanic students to reach their maximum potentials and enhance the development of leaders in schools and communities.

D. To promote unity within schools and communities and promote Hispanic culture.

E. To promote awareness of the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse


Summer Trips

This past summer we sent students to San Diego, California to attend the Unidos US Conference. While there students had the privilege of hearing from prominent US leaders from various sectors. In addition, they attended various workshops that focused on attaining leaderships skills, being exposed to internships, and more.

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July 2019

“I learned about the importance of networking. Networking was a word that I was unfamiliar with; however, by the end of the conference, I considered it something that I would value for the rest of my life.”

~Berenice Sosa