Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders
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Subiendo means “climbing” or “going up.” The name refers to the next generation of rising leaders who will address the challenges of our state and nation.
Subiendo seeks to empower the next generation of Texas leaders and encourage them to pursue higher education and civic engagement in critical fields.
The Academy will encourage the rising generation to believe in their potential and aspire to lead.
A Unique Experience
- Nationally prominent speakers, simulation exercises, and classroom training
- Students analyze issues and present solutions
- Networking and team-building
- Student team leaders, faculty mentors, and Subiendo graduates form a lifelong network
A special thanks to our generous sponsors:
- Friends of Subiendo
Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders is an intensive summer program that brings together aspiring high school seniors in Texas for an unforgettable leadership development experience. Participants have an opportunity to problem solve real world issues with today's top business and political leaders. Students work on projects in non-traditional classrooms and career settings. There is no cost for students to attend.
Subiendo is a free academy, and was created to prepare new leaders to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest minority group in the United States. Academy participants are rising high school seniors selected through an application process.
According to the U.S. Census, between 2000 and 2010, Hispanics accounted for more than one-half of the nation’s growth. Hispanics are the largest, and youngest, minority group in the United States. One-in-five schoolchildren is Hispanic. Nearly one-quarter of all children in the United States are Hispanic. Nearly one-half of all children in Texas are Hispanic. According to the Pew Center, never before in this country’s history has a minority ethnic group made up so large a share of the youngest Americans. This changing demographic brings new challenges and opportunities.
The leaders of tomorrow must be prepared to address the needs of this rising generation. It is imperative that these emerging leaders receive the necessary education and training to realize their potential.