African American Youth Leadership Program


Erin Stennis

Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, California 90037
(213) 743-7200


The African-American Youth Leadership Program (AAYLP), a division of the Research and Policy Institute of California, is seeking applicants for its 2009 African-American Youth Leadership Conference. The Office of LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas encourages California high school students eligible to graduate in 2010 or 2011 to apply.

Successful applicants will travel to California ‘s capital and participate in the weeklong program from July 25 — August 1. Housing, meals, program materials and transportation to, from and during the Cal State Sacramento conference site are provided at NO COST to the participants.

Those who are interested should go to to learn more.

The deadline for applications has been extended to April 30, 2009.