Quinceañera Celebration

We invite you to come celebrate with us Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy’s Quinceañera (15th anniversary) July 21st, 2018 in Marsh Chapel at Boston University! Quinceañeras are traditional celebrations predominantly in the cultures of Latin America that mark the coming of age of womanhood for young females.

For HYLA, celebrating its Quinceañera will be a way of marking the coming of age of the program not so much for womanhood but for its resiliency as a program. In that sense, it relates very much to the experiences of the Hispanic/Latina women in our cultures that have no other choice but to be resilient for the sake of family and community.

The Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy has kept going despite times of financial hardships and uncertainty. However, the program has touched the lives of many youth that have gone through its curriculum and are now young adults in professional settings. They are pastors, seminarians, and various others are involved in a number of disciplines and creative arts. These HYLA scholars have offered their time and work with HYLA because they have seen and lived the importance of the academy for them and their community. It is these HYLA scholars that have worked with Rev. Dr. Cristian De La Rosa who has worked endlessly for the fruits that have flourished.


How can you be a part of the mission, vision, and work of HYLA in this celebration? 

The HYLA Quinceañera will be celebrated in a very similar fashion to the traditional Quinceañeras in our community. We will have a Quinceañera(s), chambelanes, madrinas, and padrinos. You can be a madrina or padrino for this Quinceañera by donating a minimum of $20. You can also choose to simply donate and not attend – we welcome all donations!

Please fill out the form below if you would like to be a madrina/padrino. When you submit your PayPal donation, please include your name and whether you are choosing to be a madrina or padrino.



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