What to Expect

What to Expect

Be the change you want to see in the world

The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute is a no-cost summer leadership program at ASU for 80 high school students entering grades 11th and 12th. This one-of-a-kind experience embraces community service, develops leadership skills and encourages civic engagement.

The program also fosters academic and personal success within a collaborative peer environment aimed at helping students develop critical thinking skills and leveraging these skills inside and outside the classroom.


Students listening to a presenter during a CCLI workshop

College Preparation

Advisors and staff answer questions about planning and paying for college, constructing personal statements and translating interests into careers.


Female student reading from a binder during a workshop

Leadership Development

Community leaders, elected and government officials, and staff facilitate team building, public speaking, and leadership activities.


CCLI delegate works with a youth during a service trip

Community Engagement

Students will participate in a service project. In 2019, they volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul to serve food and interact with families and their children.


A group of CCLI delegates try to untangle themselves during a team building exercise

Building Student Success

CCLI is the foundational component of a broader education program that nurtures student success through year-round opportunities.
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