About The Project 150 Youth Council:
In January 2014, the Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP) Youth Council, founded in 2009 by two teen sisters Senia and Sabrina Roybal, transitioned under Project 150’s umbrella. The Youth Council members participate in monthly meetings, leadership training, promote higher education opportunities, cultural awareness, mentoring, community involvement, scholarship fundraising, agency partnerships, and career and workforce readiness with a pay‐it‐forward attitude. Members donate more than 1,500 cumulative community volunteer hours annually. Project 150’s goal is to collaborate with schools and community organizations to maximize resources and allow students to focus in achieving high school graduation, and be college, career & workforce ready.
The Youth Council was founded in Spring 2009 by then 14 and 17 year old sisters, Senia and Sabrina Roybal under the nonprofit umbrella of the Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP). Senia and Sabrina grew up volunteering for SNHEP training conferences, community events, and scholarship awards ceremonies. The two sisters may have not understood the impact of their help, however, they knew the economic downfall in 2008 drastically affected the number of scholarships awarded to less fortunate college students. It was then Senia and Sabrina brain stormed over dinner the creation of a Youth Council to infuse a peer influence in scholarship fundraising. Membership quickly grew and engaged in the training and community service portion of the council. The membership has learned to maximize efforts by collaborating with other agencies and since 2009, 94 college scholarships have been awarded totaling $184,500.00 in scholarship dollars. In January 2014, the SNHEP Youth Council came to a fork in the road and transitioned under the umbrella of Project 150 which the two missions aligned perfectly well. Today, there are over 20 members, two advisers, involved parents, and many agency partnerships.
Youth Council members, advisors, and parents meet the 2nd Saturday from 1:00 – 2:30pm at the Project 150 Braidy Caipa Volunteer Center, 3600 N. Rancho Dr., LV, Nevada, 89130 (unless notified otherwise via email, text, and/or on Project 150 Youth Council Facebook) We welcome new members, community leaders, mentors, facilitators, and sponsors.
March – April: Scholarship Application open/process begins
May – Community Outreach event
June – Scholarship Luncheon
August – Velasquez Memorial Scholarship Soccer Tournament
December – Secret Santa
*Other events are posted on the calendar shown on Volunteer Portal once logged in*
Youth Council Executive Officers:
President –Yaquelin Lizaola, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Vice President –Sydney Chapter, Del Sol Academy
Secretary –Jocelyn Perez , CSN High School
Treasurer –Zachai Hunt, Shadow Ridge High School
Historian – Briza Lizaola, CSN High School
Public Relations & Social Media – Aizlynn Gonzalez, Del Sol Academy
Youth Council Co-Founder/Chair: Senia Roybal
Sabrina Roybal, Co-Founder & Jessica Roybal
For questions or additional information please contact:
Senia Roybal, Programs Manger/ Project 150 Youth Council Co-Founder
3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130 Senia.Roybal@Project150.org 702-721-7150