There are various organizations out there that are doing marvelous work in developing Hispanic students. These programs help develop K-12 Hispanic students not only academically but also by developing their leadership skills. Case in point is this excellent Hispanic leadership program by the Harvard JFK School of Government. The program is intended to help prepare the rising generation of Latino leaders for the opportunities and challenges they will face in the coming decades. Note the word “rising generation.” Currently, the program focuses on only a handful of schools but will probably expand with its success. You can read about some of the early results here and here – and find more information about the program via the Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative homepage.