For Guardians

Welcome to LALA

We are very happy about your interest in the projects your children want or already are a part of! We understand your concerns and the many questions you may have now that you have received so much new information about LALA and its unique educational structure.

Worry not, we are here to help

On this page, you will find summarized information about our work, as well as resources tailored for our students’ families. We want to ally with you to work together to support our young Latin American promising leaders and be part of this ever-growing ecosystem!

What is LALA?

We are a non-profit educational organization that believes in empowering Latin America's most promising young leaders as a path to create the change they want to see to transform the region. We see immense potential in our students and believe they are the brightest, most qualified individuals to understand, address, and tackle the biggest problems in their communities and across the region. LALA selects students who are passionate about Latin America, serving their communities, and building a better future.

Choosing LALA

How to know if LALA is right for your child?

Developing solid friendships with other conscientious, talented, and like-minded people from all over our region and building a strong Latin American network.

Preparing to take independent action and build teams of support around their goals, communicating their goals, to build relationships and attract resources.

Learning about other cultures from Latin America.

Learning to develop themselves as young adults and young leaders.

Learning to turn their ideas into reality from world-leading talent & know-how.

Finding mentors, role models, and supporters to help them with their journey.

Getting to know LALA

Want to become a LALA expert before your child join us?

Here is our family eHandbook made just for you
Know more about the staff who will be supporting our students
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our programs
Email us if you have further inquires about LALA
Take some time to get to know our website!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

LALA is a non-profit institution that seeks to promote sustainable economic development and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America by developing and connecting a new generation of principled and socially innovative leaders. Find out more about our mission and purpose on the About Us page.

No! LALA is a legal non-profit organization. Through Google, you can find articles about our work in trustworthy communication channels, such as The Bogota Post, Educación Futura, El Comercio, Estudar Fora, Escola Mobile, Brazil Reports, and Argentina Reports.

The entry initiative to LALA is the Leadership Camp. After students successfully attend the program, they become LALeaders. To keep supporting them, we created an ecosystem network of Mentors, LALeaders, and others that keeps growing! Find out more about our programs on the The Ecosystem page.

Once a student is accepted into one of our camps, we will send the selected student a survey for their guardians to fill out so we can receive your contact information and forward you updates, invitations, and guidance. For example, we will send guardians a newsletter with more details about the organization and host Family Welcome Webinars in Spanish and Portuguese.

If you have further inquiries, feel free to reach out to: 

Please make sure to name the email subject in the following way: Name/Matter (e.g.: Maria/Interview Problem).

Yes! We have created the Parents Ambassador Program to connect the guardians of our alumni with the ones from prospective applicants. Please email [email protected] to learn more about it.

Please check the Our Team page to learn more about all the staff involved in organization!

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Applications Open

Register now for LALA virtual and in-person camps! They intensive leadership programs that provide the tools, community support, and training needed for deep social and personal transformation.