A program to develop leaders among the Latino community is underway in the Quad Cities.
The National Hispanic Institute held the opening ceremonies for its Midwest Great Debate Wednesday at Augustana College. About 130 students from six states and Mexico are here for the event.
“Our mission is to supply the Latino community with leadership ready youth so that in the future they can take hold of the reins of the community,” said Karla Martinez, Midwest Hispanic Institute Director.
The students were picked by administrators from their respective schools for the six-day program.