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 primary goal of the CLBC Youth Leadership Programs is to increase the pool of leaders to address pressing issues of education, poverty, crime, health and high mortality rates in the lower socioeconomic communities. We seek to address these problems by supporting, investing and encouraging high achievement in our youth.
The 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.
CLBC Scholarship Program
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. This program provides tuition assistance to enable students to fulfill their higher education goals.
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.
To be eligible for selection, candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5., and must complete the CLBC Scholarship Application and Personal Statement essay describing why they want to be selected. In addition, two letters of recommendation and a certified copy of the most recent transcript are required and must be submitted with the application and essay.
Complete downloadable form here: 2018 CLBC Application.pdf
African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT)
The African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT), program will be held this year from July 11 – 14, 2018, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. During this four-day residential summer program, Ninety students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, financial literacy, and career development through intense hands-on training and workshops. Housing, meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. For students living outside of Los Angeles and Riverside Counties, transportation to the conference will also be provided.
External Youth Opportunities
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the CIA. For more information visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html
California State Summer School for the Arts
The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. The School was created by the California Legislature, held its first session in 1987 and will conduct its 32nd session in 2018. Its purpose is to provide a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California. The California State Summer School for the Arts is a state agency funded through a unique public-private partnership.
Students apply for the opportunity to study in one of the School’s seven departments. They may receive 3 units of California State University elective credit for successful participation. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2018 so apply now at https://www.csssa.ca.gov/.