The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project’s (CLYLP) “San Joaquin Valley Institute”
In an effort to serve more students across the state and building on the leadership development training program developed for the CLYLP’s summer program, the CLYLP Board of Directors launched two regional leadership institutes in the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles area. The institutes are guided by the same mission and vision as the CLYLP and further increase the capacity of the organization to reach deserving students in a local and regional context.
Regional leadership institute participants are housed in a college/university campus in the local region for a three-day intensive leadership training program focusing on the four C’s: Community, Culture, College and Careers. Similar to the Sacramento based summer program, institute participants learn the importance of civic engagement and participate in mock City council session and connect with regional leaders and organizations.
The San Joaquín Valley Institute (SJVI) was established in 1999 by a CLYLP board member to serve high school seniors and juniors in the Central Valley. In 2005, the SJVI became an official program of the CLYLP and was extended from a one-day to a three-day institute. The three day conference is held at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California
The institute is designed to:
Inspire students’ educational and professional potential through individual and small group interactions with educational, business, political and community leaders.
Encourage their pursuit of post secondary educational opportunities;
Motivate them to better the San Joaquin Valley Chicano/Latino Community through public service;Instill the importance of cultural and family values.
Some activities during the three-day institute are:
Full 2010 Program Details Mock City Council Hearings at Fresno City Hall: Students learn about the local government process through active participation in mock hearings and interactions with elected city and county leaders.
Higher Education Workshops: Students learn about financial aid, college/university options, A-G requirements, college admission essays and timelines.
Career Panel: Students hear from successful political, business and community leaders.
SJVI Dates: June 22-24, 2012
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Your completed application (including all forms) must be postmarked by April 2, 2012.
If you need more information, please contact the CLYLP by:
(1) Via e-mail at email@example.com
(2) Forwarding letters of inquiry to the following address:
Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 161566
Sacramento, CA 95816 ____________________________________________________________________ Information courtesy of Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project