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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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Program Dates

Session 1: July 8-13 2024

For Santa Maria Valley and South Oxnard Youth

Session 2: August 5-10, 2024

For Santa Barbara, Carpinteria & Oxnard Youth

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Here’s Why You Should Join Us For This Years Youth Leadership Conference

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

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

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

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2. Attend YLC & Return As A Leader

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3. Be a Changemaker & Apply What You Learn

Skills Gained

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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.

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Public Speaking

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

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

Application Requirements

  • Demonstrate a commitment to leadership and personal development
  • Have a grade point average of approximately 2.8 in your school coursework. (Please contact us if you do not fulfill this requirement, but are still interested in applying).
  • Complete an FLA Youth Leadership Conference application and drop it off to one of our offices, send it by mail or e-mail by April 15th. If you send it by e-mail, please send it to with the subject line: YLC 2024 Application – Your Full Name – Your Region (Ex: YLC 2024 Application – Santa Maria)
  • If you prefer to complete the application digitally, you can click next and continue completing this Google Form.
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