Illustration of Cesar Chavez with the words "21st annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Celebration and Conference" next to him over a dark blue background.

Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference


Save the date for the Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference on March 16, 2024​.

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The Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration is a free college and career motivational event for junior high, high school and community college students, as well as parents and community members.  The goal of this annual conference is to introduce the value of attending college - particularly to individuals who may not be considering higher education due to 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;
  • Provides information on the California Community College (CCC) matriculation and enrollment process; and
  • Introduces college success resources and career workforce opportunities in STEM in the public and the private sector.

This free conference averages over 1800 attendees each year, from predominantly low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. Attendees leave empowered, believing they can achieve their goals and knowing the resources available to them to do so.