Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute

César E. Chávez Leadership Institute

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Application for CCLI summer program is open from January 2018 until March 2018.

The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute (CCLI) is a high-energy, week-long leadership program for Arizona high school sophomores and juniors. While living on the ASU campus, participants will explore higher education, develop leadership skills, and discover the value of community service. Participants will be involved in workshops, lectures and activities designed to build communication skills, develop critical thinking, and inspire a passion for civic engagement all while providing guidance and support for college readiness.

The goals of this one-of-a-kind experience are to foster academic and personal success, embrace diversity, and reinforce the value and importance of community involvement all within a collaborative peer environment.

While living on campus, the program focuses on three key areas:

  • College Preparation
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Engagement
A class of César E. Chávez Leadership Institute participants.

College Preparation

College Recruitment and Financial Aid advisors will talk with students about planning for college while still in high school, how to pay for college, and answer student's questions one-on-one. Career advisors will offer students support on constructing personal statements and provide insights on how their own interests can translate into a future career.

Leadership Development

Sessions will be held with a variety of community leaders, elected and government officials, and professors. Activities include team building, public speaking, and exploring the challenges of leadership.

Community Engagement

Participants learn by doing. Students will participate in a community service project, such as cleaning a public park or assisting in a community center. Tours and workshops will showcase a variety of community service organizations.

All work and no play...

Your day is planned from morning 'til night, but we still make time to relax. Every year is different, but in past years we have:

  • Spent the evening at Sparky's Den in the ASU Memorial Union, enjoying bowling, billiards, foosball and other games.
  • Spent time at the Sun Devil Fitness Center enjoying basketball, volleyball, yoga, exercise machines, and more.
  • Attended a Diamondbacks game at Chase Field.
  • Learned to salsa dance.
  • Scavenger hunt through the ASU Tempe campus

You never know what we'll come up with next!

CCLI participants learn the value of community service.

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