Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez: AGUILA Youth Leadership Founder

By admin July 15, 2013 15:37

AZL Rosemary YbarraHernandezThe National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) is proud to honor Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez of Phoenix as its Hermana de la Semana representing the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Class of 2010! Ms. Ybarra-Hernandez is the CEO and Founder of AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, a college prep program for Latino youth.

Aguila Youth Leadership Institute was a dream of Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez for more than 20 years that became a reality in 2004. The concept developed from her education and many experiences working with youth. She strongly felt that Latinos were in great need of assistance in the college planning process. Aguila Youth Leadership Institute is a unique program that promotes cultural heritage, academic success, civic engagement, leadership, positive self-esteem and health relationships.

Mrs. Ybarra-Hernandez, or more commonly called by the Aguila students as “Mrs. H.”, has been a long time consultant on education as well as workforce and job-training issues. She has developed components specifically for the young Latina women in the Aguila program.

Through her life, “Mrs. H” has been recognized for her personal, as well as her academic, accomplishments. As a champion for those in need, Rosemary has been recognized for her achievements in the design and delivery of award-winning programs in government, education and non-profit organizations, particularly those which serve youth. She has received local, national and international recognition for her work. Ms.  Ybarra-Hernandez is continually enhancing the potential of those around her, as NHLI did for her just two years ago.  

About NHLI

The NHLI is a national leadership development program in the United States that focuses on future Latina leaders. The Institute’s goals include:

  • Ensuring that Hispanic women are in leadership positions and have the access and power to influence public policy and shape an equitable and humane society.
  • Enhancing and developing leadership abilities among Hispanic women whose commitment, contribution and dedication will help ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for the United States.
  • Providing visible role models and mentors for Hispanic women leaders.
  • Improving services provided to the Hispanic community by local, state and national organizations.


By admin July 15, 2013 15:37

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