The California Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates their 2021 Youth Programs
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is kicking off the 2021 virtual African American Leaders of Tomorrow Program. Annually, high achieving students from throughout California are hand selected to participate in the conference. In partnership with California State University Dominguez Hills and the Mervyn Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute, this year’s program will include leadership training and students will participate in workshops on topics such as the legislative process and civic engagement.
The African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program seeks to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, business, governmental and non-profit leaders. The primary goal of the program is to increase the pool of African American leaders to address pressing issues of education, poverty, criminal justice and health. The CLBC seeks to address these issues by supporting, investing, and encouraging high achievement in our youth.
Through our foundation, the California Legislative Black Caucus Policy Institute, we offer annual financial scholarships. This year we awarded more than 130 scholarships totaling more than $400,000. Named after the first African American Legislator in California, the Frederick M. Roberts College Scholarship program, awards deserving high school seniors and college students across the state. In addition to the financial award, some of our high school recipients received an HP laptop and backpack to further prepare them for their educational journey. We want to thank HP for the continued support of our annual scholarship program. Congratulations to all our 2021 recipients.
The CLBC advocates for the interests of Black Californians and improves their lives through economic, health, social, and educational opportunities. The CLBC will continue to provide youth opportunities to students that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and community service.