The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is excited to announce that its annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program is coming back this summer! Hosted by First Vice Chair Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-79), the event will be held July 11 – 14 on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills.
“What our community needs now is opportunity – an opportunity to make connections to channel energy into a positive, radical change amid today’s onslaught of injustice,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD-41), Chair of the CLBC. “AALT provides our youth the opportunity to connect with their peers and gain the inside scoop to becoming the change agents of the social revolution to come.”
AALT is a four-day leadership and college preparedness retreat for Black high-school students (current sophomores and juniors) from throughout the state. The program aims to cultivate the next generation of these students to become leaders in their communities by providing leadership training and workshops on topics that include college experience, career development, and civic engagement.
“AALT unites African American students from across the state and gives them a hands-on experience to create vision and become the leaders that my colleagues and I know they can be,” expressed Assemblymember Weber. “It’s a joy of mine to come to California State University Dominguez Hills each summer to teach, train, and motivate these youth to be future leaders,” she said.
The CLBC was founded in 1967, and its mission is to advocate for the interests of Black Californians. Assemblymember Chris Holden, who represents the 41st Assembly District, is the organization’s current Chair.
For more information or to apply, visit the CLBC website: http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/