new training program designed to empower young Latina women to leadership is seeking mentors for its first class of 16 women. The Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines will advise the women, ages 20 to 30, on issues such as empowerment, teamwork and community building, public speaking, career advancement, how to run a meeting, plan a program and prepare a budget. Applications are available at www.latinaleadershipinitiative.org.