Youth Leadership Programs

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has been working to provide African American youth with opportunities that help educate and inspire our next generation of leaders. Education and training are core elements in furthering the CLBC goals of increasing African American participation and representation in all levels of government.


California Legislative Black Caucus Youth Leadership Scholarship

CLBC Youth Leadership Project

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Scholarship Candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. Graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning are also eligible. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Ten scholarship recipients will be selected on an at-large basis from throughout California.

CLBC Scholarship candidates must complete the Scholarship Application and Personal Statement essay describing why they want to be selected. Two letters of recommendation and a certified copy of the most recent transcript are also required and must be submitted with the application and essay.

Last year this program helped support 70 young people from across California. Learn more and download an application.


African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program

The African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALTP), formerly (African American Youth Leadership Program – AAYLP) is a week-long leadership training program for 50 high achieving African American high school sophomores and juniors from throughout California. Students are given tools to succeed in many areas including leadership, state and local government, financial literacy, and career exploration through intense hands-on training and workshops. Students live on campus at California State University, Sacramento (at no cost to them). They also participate in mock legislative hearings and interactive classes led by a wide variety of community leaders and elected officials.

The CLBC Youth Leadership Program seeks to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, governmental and organizational leaders in the African American community. The primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders to address pressing issues of education poverty, crime, chronic health problems and high mortality rates in the lower socioeconomic communities. We seek to address these problems by supporting and encouraging high achievement in youth. These youth will receive advanced training, during which they are taught critical thinking and leadership skills. Collaboration in this program with lobbyists, community leaders, corporate leaders and elected officials will offer our participants direct access to a vast knowledge base with infinite experience. Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  


African-American Leaders for Tomorrow

The African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program is now accepting applications for any students with the potential to become the future community, governmental and organizational leaders in the African-American community. The conference is at CSU, Sacramento from July 23-30, 2011.