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California Legislative Black Caucus Youth Leadership Program

African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program 

The CLBC Youth Leadership Programs seek to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, business, governmental and non-profit organizational leaders in the African-American community. The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow Program is for 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in an on-campus, immersion experience at the California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), in Los Angeles California. The 2022 African-American Leaders for Tomrrow Program takes place from July 20-23 at CSUDH where students will live in the dorms and eat in the dining commons to enhance the "college" experience. The primary goal of the CLBC Youth Leadership Programs is to "build a bench" of young leaders who will lead California in solving issues of protecting voter rights, increasing access to higher education and career training through dual enrollment, reducing poverty rates, increasing  living-wage employment, participating in criminal justice evolution, increasing quality and equity in healthcare, and the reducing high infant mortality rates, in the lower-socioeconomic communities. Students will learn from professionals and enjoy a variety of workshops, social activities and will participate in civic engagement learning, including mock-legislative activities.

AALT Application Closes: May 2, 2022

Volunteers are welcome. As of January 1, 2022, the California Legislature requires a Live Scan and successful completion of an online Mandated-Reporter training in order to work with anyone under age 18. 

The CLBC provides African-American youth with educational and informational opportunities to help educate and inspire our next generation of leaders. Call (916) 319-3868 for more information.


Senator Steven Bradford, Chairman, California Legislative Black Caucus