César E. Chávez Leadership Institute

2024 Residential Summer Camp Dates: Sunday, June 16, 2024 - Thursday, June 20, 2024

The 2024 César E. Chávez Leadership Institute application opens February 1st!


Inspiring and motivating students to participate in the civic, economic and cultural life in their community


The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute seeks to improve access to higher education for Arizona high school students entering their junior and senior year by providing a variety of enriching experiences emphasizing leadership development and civic engagement, while advocating for the completion of high school, attending college and educational opportunities at Arizona State University. Since 1995 more than 1,300 students have benefited from participating in the program.

Camp Registration

CCLI recognizes the importance of increasing the number of Arizona youth attending institutions of higher learning and provides high school students the means to explore their educational potential and leadership development skills by:

  • Encouraging the pursuit of higher education as a vehicle for self-improvement and future leadership roles.
  • Educating each participant on their importance to the growth and development of Arizona.
  • Growing participant’s respect for self and others.
  • Identifying, developing, and strengthening leadership skills for Arizona youth.

The legacy, leadership, and spirit of César Chávez forms the foundation of the program. With the support of the César E. Chávez Foundation, members of the Chávez family, and the efforts of ASU staff, volunteers, and alumni of the ASU César E. Chávez Leadership Institute, the pursuit of higher education and movement for social justice through education and community engagement lives on.

For more information on this year's program and application, view our informational webinar here:

English: 2024 CCLI Informational Webinar Recording
Passcode: c1vXbwN%

Spanish: 2024 Spanish CCLI Informational Webinar Recording
Passcode: +s0.$yqu

English Presentation Slides: The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute

Spanish Presentation Slides: The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute (Spanish)