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Dancing With The Stars, William Levy Promotes Latino Youth Grants
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Cuban-actor William Levy, known for his role in Mexican soap operas and this year's Dancing with the Stars third runner up, is encouraging Latino youth across America to take advantage of educational grants and awards offered by the Washington-based Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF).

As this year's Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards spokesperson, Levy urges Latino high school students who serve as leaders and role models in the classroom to apply before the prestigious Youth Awards no later than July 6, 2012.

Students will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, which focus in various categories including: Math & Engineering, Education, Business, Healthcare & Science, Community Service, among others.   Three students will be selected from each of these categories in the following 10 markets: Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Jose/San Francisco-Bay Area, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and New York/Philadelphia/New Jersey. 

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is focused on not simply recognizing young leaders, but more importantly putting them in a position from which to lead and positively affect others.  Education, community service and entering the workforce in a strong position are essential elements for the future and growth of America.  We’re counting on our youth and I believe we’re in good hands," Levy said.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit which was established by the White House in 1982 and looks to inspire, identify, prepare and position Hispanic leaders in the classroom, community and workforce, though its year-round programs:  The Youth Awards, LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) and the venerable Hispanic Heritage Awards.    

To apply for the 2012 Youth Awards or for more information, visit: www.HispanicHeritage.org.

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