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Lakas is a 7 month FREE PROGRAM for High School students to receive guidance and resources from college students and post-graduates to better prepare for college and their post-high school careers. Lakas provides our students workshops and personal development in the areas of leadership, self-awareness, and college preparation.


This is a great opportunity to not only learn more about the Filipino culture and history, but about oneself and the community at large. Take part in learning about various Fil-Am leaders, historical sites, current events, as well as Filipino food!


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We have opportunities for socials, community service, and skills training for all our students. Come learn, make new friends/families, and leave with lasting memories and experiences. Everyone is welcome to join and take part!




If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Directors of Mentees:

Lauren Higa ( or

Andrea Mackey (

or the program directly at