March 2, 2001


Assemblymember Christine Kehoe Announces Applications for Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Project Conference

Assemblymember Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) announced that applications are currently being accepted for positions in the Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP) Conference, which will take July 21-28, 2001, on the campus of California State University, Sacramento.

"This program teaches students about all three branches of state government," Kehoe said, "and will show them how they can affect their communities through participation in government. There is no cost to participate, and transportation is provided."

The CLYLP Youth Leadership Conference is structured to provide dynamic hands-on learning and active participation in a variety of leadership activities. The Conference provides rich learning experiences that include the following:

Knowledge about State government and the legislative process.

Information about applying for college.

History of the Chicano/Latino culture.

Networking opportunities with professionals of Chicano/Latino descent.

High school students currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade may apply. Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2001. Selection will be based on letters of recommendation, three written essays, grade point average, community and school service and overall leadership potential. Applications written in Spanish are accepted.

For applications, you can write or call Assemblymember Kehoe's office at 1010 University Ave., Suite C-207, San Diego, CA 92103 or (619) 294-7600. For more information, you can also contact the Chicano/Latino Youth leadership Project at (916) 446-1640 or 1-(888)-MY-CLYLP or clylp@aol.com.

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