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African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program Application Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program (AALTP) is a week-long leadership training program for 50 high achieving African American high school sophomores and juniors from throughout California. Students are given tools to succeed in many areas including leadership, state and local government, financial literacy, and career exploration through intense hands-on training and workshops. Students live on campus at California State University, Sacramento (at no cost to them). They also participate in mock legislative hearings and interactive classes led by a wide variety of community leaders and elected officials. The conference takes place from July 23-30, 2011 at Cal State University Sacramento The AAYLP seeks to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, governmental and organizational leaders in the African American community. The primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders to address pressing issues of education poverty, crime, chronic health problems and high mortality rates in the lower socioeconomic communities. We seek to address these problems by supporting and encouraging high achievement in youth. These youth will receive advanced training, during which they are taught critical thinking and leadership skills. Collaboration in this program with lobbyists, community leaders, corporate leaders and elected officials will offer our participants direct access to a vast knowledge base with infinite experience. Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. For more information please visit the AALTP website: www.cce.csus.edu/conferences/aaltp/11/