The African-American Youth Leadership Program (AAYLP), a division of the
Research and Policy Institute of California, is seeking applicants for
its 2011 African-American Youth Leadership Conference. California high school students eligible to graduate in 2011 or 2012 are invited to apply. The conference will be held: July 24 – July 31, 2011 at CSU Sacramento.

Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to, from and during
the conference site are provided at NO COST to the participants!

Conference participants will stay in campus housing and be supervised at all times.
This conference offers students training in the following:

  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Strengthened understanding of state and local government
  • Financial responsibility
  • Living a balanced life, and
  • Career exploration and development

Students attending the conference will:

  • Attend thought provoking presentations on critical leadership skills
  • Participate in interactive workshops promoting good mental, physical and fiscal health
  • Gain firsthand legislative experience through mock hearings at the State Capitol.

Visit the link for more details:

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011

For more information, please contact AAYLP at or visit

African American Youth Leadership Program
c/o Research and Policy Institute of California
1333 Howe Avenue, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95825


The African American Youth Leadership Program (AAYLP) is a division of RPIC with the goal of providing the leaders of tomorrow with the necessary tools to be prepared for today’s corporate world. We believe that this goal can be achieved in providing students with academic guidelines, interactive training and exchanges with business leaders and policy makers. AAYLP participants are prepared with the practical training to be effective leaders in their communities.


Each year the Research and Policy Institute of California hosts the African American Youth Leadership Program. The annual conference invites high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state to participate in a week-long conference in Sacramento. During the week, participants are exposed to training in leadership and personal development and are shown the tools of success in education, business, and government. Conference participants get hands-on experience, such as developing academic and career plans, running political campaigns and participating in the legislative process. This training culminates to a mock presentation and debate of proposed bills in California’s Assembly Chambers. Upon successful completion of AAYLP students are granted admission into the Society of Leaders (SOL). SOL is a virtual community connecting high-achieving students to academic support, career counseling, and most importantly, to each other. Students who participate in SOL strive to make a positive impact on the African American Community.

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