(Carson, Calif.) Nick Cannon, the multi-faceted artist and philanthropist, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday, July 26, during the Annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) Conference kick-off dinner at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).
A summer conference of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) that is hosted at the university, AALT aims to give nearly 100 African-American high school students from across California the tools they need to take on leadership roles in their communities, and embark on successful college careers. Students are selected to participate in AALT based on their academic standing, involvement in leadership activities at school and in the community, an essay, and letters of recommendation.
During the four-day conference, the students will take part in workshops, training sessions, and discussion covering an array of topics, such as “College Knowledge,” and “Civic Engagement/Legislative Process.” They will also have the opportunity to connect with elected officials, community organizers, and CSUDH alumni to learn self-empowerment and leadership skills, and meet with various CSU/UC/HBCU staff and students to talk about college preparedness and college life.
The high school students will also have fun while on campus during such activities as a scavenger hunt and campus tour.
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About California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills, centrally located in the greater Los Angeles South Bay region, is a model urban university with a wide range of academic programming, providing accessible, high quality, and transformative education to students aspiring to succeed and thrive in a complex, global society. Since 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills has served a diverse community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better. A national model and laboratory for student success, the university offers a proven path to opportunity and social equity, advancing a college-focused culture in the communities it serves while providing vital resources of knowledge, talent, and leadership to the greater Los Angeles region and beyond. Today, CSU Dominguez Hills boasts over 100,000 alumni – doctors, scientists, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs – who are leaders in education, health, technology, entertainment, public service, and business, making a difference in their fields, in people’s lives, and in their communities. For more information, visit www.csudh.edu.