Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference

Illustrated portrait of Cesar Chavez with field behind him
Photo by Victor Aleman. Illustration by Matthew Verdolivo

Saturday, May 6, 2023
8 AM – 3 PM
University Credit Union Center, UC Davis

Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez with us!

The Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration is a free college and career motivational event for high school, community college, and middle school students and their parents. Explore college choices, connect with community resources and learn from professional role models to help plan your future career.

This annual conference introduces the value of attending college—particularly to individuals who may not be considering higher education due to a lack of information or financial resources.  Each year, the conference delivers an engaging program that:

  • Nurtures the concept that all individuals are leaders
  • Provides information on the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) admission requirements
  • Includes information on the California Community College (CCC) matriculation and enrollment process
  • Introduces college success resources and STEM career workforce opportunities for the public and the private sector

This free conference averages over 1800 attendees from predominantly low-income and underrepresented backgrounds each year.  Attendees leave empowered, believing they can achieve their goals and knowing their resources.
Enjoy live cultural entertainment. Admission and parking are free.


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