DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11:59PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014.
Since its inception in 1982, the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) has offered a once in a lifetime opportunity for California’s youth in Sacramento. Every summer the CLYLP brings 120 high school students from throughout the state to participate in the Sacramento Leadership Conference (SLC), a week-long, intensive leadership program. More than 3,000 students have gone through this program and more than 90 percent of participants have attended college. Conference participants are housed on a university campus and attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government. Programming at all CLYLP programs including the SLC is based on CLYLP’s four curriculum “C’s”: Community, Culture, College and Careers.
Students have a unique opportunity to visit the state Capitol to learn firsthand about the legislative process through mock hearings and personal interaction with state legislators and legislative staff. Students are also presented with valuable information about college and professional careers. A college fair is also held with top colleges from around the country.
Participants will leave with valuable information and tools that they can begin using when they return to school in the Fall. Most importantly, students will leave with new friendships from throughout the state of California. Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to and from the conference are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.
CLYLP SACRAMENTO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
- Legislative Day at the State Capitol: Students learn about the legislative process through active participation in mock hearings and interaction with legislators and legislative staff.
- Campaign Development Workshops: Students learn skills and techniques needed to organize and run political campaigns. Students then use these skills at school for class and student body elections.
- College & Careers Day: Students attend a College Fair and meet with community college, CSU, UC, and private college recruiters. College representatives, admissions staff, and financial aid experts provide students with information on how to apply for and succeed in college. Students also get exposure to various professional careers.
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