March 27, 2009

Assemblymember Mary Salas Urges Students to Apply for the 2009 Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Summer Conference

Assemblymember Mary Salas announced that applications are now being accepted for the 27th Annual Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) Summer Conference and urged students to apply. The deadline for filing applications for the youth conference is Monday, April 13, 2009.

“The CLYLP summer conference is a unique program that prepares students to become California’s future leaders,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Several CLYLP alumni work in the State Capitol as staff members and serve on its Board of Directors. It is important that San Diego students take advantage of opportunities that enhance their educational experience and prepare them to serve our community.”

The CLYLP Summer Conference is a premier leadership conference open to current 10th and 11th grade California high school students. Selected students participate in a week long conference in Sacramento, CA where they attend powerful workshops and seminars that enhance their leadership skills, academic preparedness, and gain an understanding of state and local government.

This year’s conference will take place in Sacramento at the California State University, Sacramento campus from July 25th – August 1, 2009. One hundred twenty (120) applicants will be selected to participate in the conference. Students selected to participate attend at no cost to themselves or their families.

Founded in 1982, the CLYLP is a volunteer-run, non-profit, non-partisan organization, which receives major support from the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the University of California system, the California State University system, the California Community Colleges, the California Teachers Association and over 50 private foundations and organizations. More than 3,000 California high school students have participated in the summer conference with over 90% of CLYLP participants going on to attend college. Through the training and tools provided at the summer conference, CLYLP alumni become successful leaders in both the public and private sector.

For more information about CLYLP or to download the student application materials, please visit the CLYLP website at The deadline for filing applications for the youth conference is Friday, April 13, 2009.

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