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Vision

USHYEE will provide every underserved high school student an access point to a career that will fulfill their personal passion. 

Goal

USHYEE’s goal is to provide mentorship and real-life experiences, so students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, knowledge and resources  needed for their future career choice.

Mission

USHYEE’s mission is to provide underserved high school students with extraordinary educational experiences which will spark their imagination and help them identify their passion.

About USHYEE

U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE) was founded in 2004 in order to address the high school to college continuum for Hispanic youth. USHYEE introduces high school youth to various career paths and helps them understand their many career options.

 

In late 2004, USHYEE and the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) partnered in order to bring a HCF program to Maryland. The program, the Hispanic Youth Symposium (HYS), was launched in Maryland at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in July of 2005. 

 

Since the success of the initial HYS program, USHYEE has developed other programs including the Achieve Forum, USHYEE Student Chapters and the Latino / Black Student STEM Summit. Today, USHYEE is concentrating on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through STEM Outreach to Latino Students. Our programs have been hosted at UMBC, Coppin University, Towson University, Johns Hopkins University the Naval Academy and many corporate locations.  USHYEE Student Chapters were also established at various high schools. 

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Leadership

 
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Luis E. Borunda, Co-Founder

Luis Borunda is the first Hispanic in Maryland history to serve as the Maryland Deputy Secretary of State.  Mr. Borunda was appointed to several boards and commissions during the tenure of the Secretary of Appointments, Larry Hogan, who would go on to become the 62nd Governor of Maryland.

Previously Held Posts on State & Local Boards & Commissions
Governor Larry Hogan Transition Team
Maryland Economic Development Commission
Baltimore City Mayor’s Coalition on Minority Supplier Diversity
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Transition Team
Baltimore County Board of Education

Leadership
Chairman, Maryland Hispanic Business Conference (co-founder)
President, U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur & Education Foundation (USHYEE)
Founding President, Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Co-Founder, Maryland Hispanic Business Legislative Reception

Deputy Secretaries Ad Hoc Committee, Co-Convener 2019. Secretary of State Liaison to Maryland Census 2020, August 2019. Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. Governor-Elect Larry Hogan Transition Team- November & December 2014. White House Panelist on HBCU’s - April 12, 2012. Commission on Voter Integrity - June 2017. Rawlings-Blake Baltimore Mayoral Transition Team - March 19, 2010 President’s Advisory Board, Stevenson University 2010-present. Maryland Deputy Secretary of State - April 26, 2006. Baltimore County School Board-Chair Calendar Committee December 20, 2005. Delegate, Republican Convention elected by voters at Primary Election, March 2, 2004. Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Reform- Chair of Certification Committee June 12, 2003. Maryland Economic Development Commission

Mr. Borunda is regularly shares his story with diverse audiences, including high school, college students and government agencies. He is the father of six and has been married to his wife Sharon since 1984.

Philosophy
“People always say “it is lonely at the top”. I don’t want to make that trip alone. I want to take a whole bunch of people with me.”

Roger A. Campos, Co-Founder

Appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Mr. Campos serves as Assistant Secretary for Project C.O.R.E (Creating Opportunities for Renewal & Enterprise) and small business development…an economic and revitalization initiative in Baltimore City to expand business and community growth, provide new green space, affordable housing, mixed- use development, encourage investment through attractive financing, generate jobs and strengthen the partnership between Baltimore and the State of Maryland. Prior thereto, Mr. Campos was appointed by the Governor serving in the Cabinet as Maryland’s first Business Ombudsman responsible for investigating and resolving complaints, issues or problems between businesses, economic development organizations, communities and federal, state, and local agencies; and overseeing and administering Maryland’s first customer service standards. 

 

Mr. Campos is the Founder and past President & CEO of the Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), the first national organization for CEOs of the nation’s largest Asian American, Hispanic American, African American, and Native American-owned businesses. MBRT provides a national forum for CEOs of large and small, minority, veteran, HUBZone and women-owned businesses to address public policy issues; and serves as a unique resource on business issues including federal procurement, contracting, access to capital and coaching CEO’s on how to do business with large corporations, federal and state governments. 

Prior to serving 15 years as President & CEO of MBRT, Mr. Campos was Vice President of Government Relations for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he served as chief executive managing Washington, D.C. operations including overseeing the nationally recognized internship program that has educated more than 12,000 interns from over 500 colleges and universities. He is also Co-Founder of U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneurship & Education, a non-profit to provide high school students leadership and career opportunities.

 

He has a distinguished public service career having served four years in the White House, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget setting up Presidential Commissions, Councils and reorganizations of federal programs; Special Assistant to the first Secretary of Energy; Special Consultant to the Administrator, Small Business Administration where he drafted the standard operating procedures for the U.S. federal government’s 8(a) minority business program; and served in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has also served on several Cabinet National Advisory Boards and is widely recognized as a national business leader on small business, supplier diversity, access to contracts and capital with federal, state, and local governments.

Mr. Campos holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the United States International University, California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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"USHYEE has made a tremendous change and improvement to my life. Through the Hispanic Youth Symposiums I've learned how to interact with people how to make good impressions and how to make myself outstanding in today's society. What I've learned in USHYEE is not in any high school curriculum or program that i know of. USHYEE has given me team-work and leadership skills. USHYEE has made the biggest changes in student's minds like I've never seen before."

JESSICA M. / MARYLAND

Students Reflect

"You said something very simple to me, yet I feel it was a very powerful message that will stick with me for years. You and I spoke for a few minutes and it was brought up about starting a business. You then pulled a dollar out of your pocket and stared at me. Now at first I stared at the dollar in confusion, I did not know what you wanted. Then you told me to ask for the dollar. You said to me, "if you want something... All you need to do is ask. Ask for two!". Well I still have that dollar, and I do plan on saving it as a sentimental "first dollar made". For sending me this message I thank you sincerely. "

XAVIER A. / ARIZONA

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"Before I had the opportunity to participate in the Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium to tell you the truth I was not really thinking about college. I was getting bad grades and I was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Then I met three people that changed my life. They told me to sign up for the Maryland Hispanic Youth Symposium... After going though the symposium I realized that college is the future of a better life. I have since made a change for the best."

RUDOLFO G. / MARYLAND

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Innovative Programs

USHYEE's unique programs are designed to help students understand more about themselves! Along the way, they will discover their passion that will help them identify a career path. They will develop leadership skills, knowledge and resources to better understand their future career path.