During the summer legislative recess, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted their Annual African-American Leaders of tomorrow (AALT) conference, a four-day residential summer program on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). 90 students from across the state participated in the conference. 

“Education is the critical foundation for learning, understanding and growth for African American youth in California,” said CLBC Chair Chris Holden. “The CLBC is proud to host the African American Leaders of Tomorrow Conference that provided these impressive students additional support as they pursue higher education and leadership roles in their community.” 

Participating students at the AALT Conference received training in leadership, college preparedness, career development and civic engagement through various workshops in a college environment. 

This year, the students were welcomed to the AALT program by the world-famous entertainer, Nick Cannon, who spoke to students about the importance of civic engagement and leadership within their community. 

Applications for next year are open to students who are currently a high school sophomore or junior with a 2.5 or higher GPA, and are in good academic standing as of January 1, 2018.  Students, who are interested in careers in government and/or have demonstrated leadership involvement in school or their community, are encouraged to apply in spring of 2018. 

For more information please visit http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/