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2025 Lorenzo De Zavala Youth Legislative Session

  • 1 Jun 2025
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We are currently in the Pre-Registration Period. All fees will be waived and requested starting August 1st, 2024. Required materials such as transcripts will not be required for Pre-Registration, however will be requested at a later date. Specific LDZ locations and dates are to be released at a later date.

PROGRAM Tuition & fees

  • Application Fee - $25 (required to complete application, non-refundable)

  • LDZ Deposit - $150 (required within 10 days of  acceptance, non-refundable)
  • LDZ Program Tuition - $1050

NOTE: Application Fee does not apply for Pre-Registration

  • 10th or 11th  grade students
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.2/4.0 grade point average (GPA) or better
  • College bound


Since 1982, high ability, high achieving 10th and 11th grade students have graduated from the competitive and transformative Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) experience designed for future community leaders. Students form a cohort of 150 delegates ages 16-17 in community positions that propose, review, and adopt policies to advance the Latino community. The week-long quest covers a broad array of skills, competencies, personal growth opportunities, social relevance, and topics of national and international relevance to Latino quality of life.

National Hispanic Institute

P.O. Box 220
Maxwell, Texas 78656

+1 (512) 357-6137

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Hours of Operations:

M-F, 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:30pm - 5:30pm CDT