6 Day Leadership Conference Transforming Youth into Advocacy Leaders

At our Youth Leadership Conference, youth are introduced to the building blocks of leadership through workshops on public speaking, goal setting, assertiveness, advocacy, self-esteem, and higher education.

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Are you a 8th-12th Grade Student on the Central Coast?

Develop your leadership at our Youth Leadership Conference! Learn about higher education, goal setting, self advocacy, and leadership while having fun and meeting new people from across the Central Coast.

3 Steps to FLA Success

1. Apply to Attend Our Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)

2. Attend YLC & Return As A Leader

3. Be a Changemaker & Apply What You Learn

Skills Gained

Goal Setting

Students will learn how to set roadmaps, goals & techniques to stay motivated.



Through cultural activities, students will learn their unique traits that connect and set us apart from others in our community as a form of empowerment.



Students will gain skills about how to raise their voice in their personal lives, local government, and country.



Students will enhance their confidence, worth, & identity.

Public Speaking

Students will practice self expression for a chance to win a scholarship.


Students will learn about the A-G process, FAFSA, and more.

Program Dates

Session 1: July 11-16 2022

For Santa Maria & South Oxnard Youth

Session 2: August 1-6 2022

For Santa Barbara & Oxnard Youth

Application Deadline: May 28, 2022 at 5:00pm

Application Requirements

  • Complete an FLA Youth Leadership Conference application
  • No prior experience needed, but must demonstrate a commitment to leadership and personal success.
  • Have a grade point average of approximately 2.8 in your school coursework- reach out if not the case but still interested.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or trusted adult
  • Applications are due no later than May 12th, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

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