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Celebración 2020-2021

January 29-31, 2021
(Virtual Program)


Keeping with its more than 40 years of leadership tradition, and asserting its core beliefs and community purpose, NHI cordially invites its members from across the Americas to Celebración in January 2021. The NHI program calendar culminates in the annual gathering of all generations at Celebración. 

NHI was founded for the purpose to develop community leaders in response to a rapidly expanding Latino/a/x community. To ensure the best possible candidates for civic and community leadership roles in the future, the organization focuses on providing educational opportunities for high-performing youth high school and college students. Each level of training for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students is engaged in specific skill and capacity building learning experiences. The use of Third Reality as a training concept clearly urges the adoption of community equity building as a preferred outcome of community engagement rather than social advocacy and reform. The Celebración experience serves as a means of conveying NHI’s mission to the public and also widening support for its future growth. 

The NHI family has much to observe and reflect upon from this past year as well as remember loved ones in quiet reverence. However, we also take to heart the continuing life challenges of encountering the future and affirming that we have both the strength of skills and the heart for forge better, more fulfilling lives.

Program Elements: The Celebración program represents a wide mix of creatively scheduled segments that tie the experience together. Featured segments include:

High School Member Competitions

(GDx, LDZ, CWSx)

"Celebración: Young Voices Shaping Tomorrow,” Celebración will emphasize the organization's mandate of addressing the Latino/a/x’s community leadership supply needs. Youth competitors will form cross-generational teams to address a unique challenge while also concentrating on furthering the development of high performance youth as an important source of human talent for Latino/a/x communities. 

Students will be on design teams with members of the GDx, LDZ, and CWSx

College Register
Professional Development

College Register members are invited to participate in professional development seminars and workshops led by NHI’s research team, executive leadership, and experts in higher education. 

College Students

Coming soon!

Annual Alumni Recognition & Awards 

For over ten years, NHI has taken a moment to recognize former participants who have made a long-lasting impact on the organization, in public policy, and entrepreneurship. Past recipients include New York City Councilman (and mayoral candidate) Carlos Menchaca, Texas State Representative Mary E. Gonzalez, and NHITV creator Dominic Gonzales.

Advancement opportunities and special fundraising events highlighting NHI Alliances 

NHI organizations responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Founders’ conference on the future and vision of NHI of the future


  • NHI Club Members Only
  • 2020 GDx and CWSx attendees
  • 2020 LDZ Transfers to 2021 LDZ
  • NHI College Alumni
  • NHI Alumni Professionals
  • NHI College Register


  1. Complete online registration requirements and pay program fee.

  2. The Enrollment Office will verify your participation in the 2020 programs. Should you not be eligible, NHI will reimburse your payment.

Please read the Financial Policy and upload Parent Release Form when registering



Click here to become an NHI Club Member for $50/year and gain access to NHI program discounts, year-round online leadership and college prep events, monthly newsletters, and more.

(all times in Central Standard Time)

Friday, January 29, 2021

5:00 pm - Registration & Check-in
6:00 pm - Opening Ceremony
6:30 pm - The Celebración Challenge
7:00 pm - Team Formation
8:00 pm - Assignment of Roles
Brainstorming and Idea Creation 
9:00 pm - Presentation of Team Landing Page 
10:00 pm - Announcements and Closing
10:30 pm - Log off  

Saturday, January 30, 2021

8:30 am - Check-in
9:00 am - Opening Plenary with Guest
9:30 am - Small Group Coaching Session
10:00 am - Cele Design Labs
12:00 pm - Lunch Break
12:00 pm - Special Panels (optional)
2:00 pm - Cele Design Labs
5:00 pm - Design Test and Trial Runs
6:00 pm - Dinner Break
7:30 pm - Team Collaborations and Review; Coach Assessment and Feedback
8:15 pm - Final Design Lab and Revisions
9:00 pm - Logoff 
9:00 pm - Discord Socials (optional)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

8:30 am - Check-in
9:00 am - Opening Plenary
9:30 am - Small Group Coaching Session
10:00 am - Final Cele Design Team Prep
11:00 am - Preliminary Competitions
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Preliminary Competitions
3:00 pm - Finals
4:00 pm - Awards - Live Broadcast 
5:00 pm - Final Cele Debrief
6:00 pm - Discord Socials
                     (NHI live Alumni DJ)

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