African American Leaders for Tomorrow - General Information

Overview

The eight-member California Legislative Black Caucus is seeking promising California African-American high school students for the African-American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program, a division of the California Legislative Black Caucus Policy Institute.

The AALT 2013 student leadership training and college readiness program is an intensive three-and-a-half-day seminar that engages high school student participants in a series of thought provoking lectures and discussions with senior business professionals and noted academic leaders. The purpose of AALT is to develop California’s future African American leaders by exposing high school students to important community, government, business and education issues by cultivating students’ interest in public policy and expanding their awareness of what it takes to become a leader.

California high school students eligible to graduate in 2014 or 2015 are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

The conference will be held July 24–27, 2013, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Conference participants will be under the constant supervision of AALT staff during the duration of the conference.

Meals and lodging in campus housing for AALT 2013 participants will be paid for by the CLBC.


Objectives

This conference offers students training in the following:

          • Enhanced leadership skills
          • College readiness and preparedness
          • Financial responsibility
          • Career exploration and development

Eligibility

Students are selected based on the following:

A student who's currently in good academic standing as of January 1, 2013, and eligible to graduate in 2014 or 2015 with a 2.5 or higher GPA

Demonstration of leadership potential (i.e. involvement in student government, community leadership or similar activities)

 

Cost

Housing, meals, program materials, and transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. Students will need spending money for snacks, souvenirs, etc.


Code of Conduct Agreement, Medical Permission Slip and Photo Release

Students and Parents/Guardians are REQUIRED to read, understand and agree by signing and returning all three documents before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. All three documents can be found in the AALT Summer Conference Handbook HERE.

 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Quentin Foster at Quentin.Foster@asm.ca.gov or call (916) 319-2054.