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BLACK CAUCUS HOSTS ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE AT STATE CAPITOL AND CSUS

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Sacramento, CA – More than 50 top African American high school juniors and seniors from throughout the state have traveled to Sacramento for a week-long youth leadership training program sponsored by the California Legislative Black Caucus -The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow Youth Conference.

The students are housed in dorms at California State University from July 21st - 28th where they participated in various workshops during the week on community advocacy, college preparation, cross-cultural collaboration, entrepreneurship and campaign development.

They also met with various elected officials and community leaders and organizers including State Senator Curren Price, Chair of the Black Caucus and senior staff from the offices of Governor Jerry Brown and Senate pro Tem Darryl Steinberg.

A large portion of the week will be devoted to preparing the youth for Leg Day at the Capitol, to be held Friday, July 27, 2012, where they will participate in a mock day at the Legislature during which they will present and argue bills in the Senate Chambers and also vote to pass their own version of the State Budget.

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