National Youth Awards Spotlight: Henry R.

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) will host the 18th Annual National Youth Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Miami, Florida!

HHF is honored to present the Community Service Recipient, presented by Colgate-Palmolive Company, Henry Rosas.

Henry has spent most of his youth serving his community, and is a true example of hard work. This is Henry’s story.

Service to the Latino community is at the forefront of Henry Rosas’s vision for a better tomorrow. The young advocate, born in the United States to Mexican parents, believes that engaging the legal process is the proper format for change. His impressive scholastic achievements comprise a 4.3 GPA, the AP Scholar Award with Distinction and National Hispanic Recognition Program in his senior year.

Henry’s leadership extends to the community where he serves on his city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and fundraises for scholarships that the youth can take advantage of in pursuit of their education. In addition, to his public service, Henry won the U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Senate and the Hearst Foundation. He will be one of two representing the state of Arizona on a trip to Washington, DC to understand the fundamentals of government and public service.

Congressman Ruben Gallego, a fierce proponent for Hispanics, employed Henry as an intern. While working with the Congressman’s office, Henry does casework and outreach activities where he works with constituents, many Hispanic, to guide them through any federal issues that they are having, like with USCIS or Social Security. Henry’s tasks included assisting constituents with N-400 forms, the legal document to proceed from residency to citizenship.

Through this and other assignments, like his internship with Javelina, he aided in campaigning for a raise of minimum wage for low-income Arizonans, assisted with casework, and worked for candidates that were for the progress of the Latino community. Henry aspires to be a future alumni of Harvard, Yale, or Georgetown University with a degree in political science and a concentration in international relations.

Henry is well on his way to becoming a latino leader, and a lifetime of future achievements!

If you would like to attend our National Youth Awards, please RSVP at www.rsvpya.com.