Photograph of César Chávez, a Latino man, in front of a red background with the words "Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration" written in yellow.
Image of César Chávez taken by Victor Alemán.

César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis

#CCYLC24 — Saturday, March 16th

The César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration will be taking place on UC Davis’s campus next month. This free motivational event seeks to help students feel empowered to pursue higher education — particularly students from marginalized communities who may not yet be considering attending college due to a lack of information, insufficient financial resources, or other factors. 

The 2024 César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference is the 21st annual iteration of this conference, which brings over 1800 attendees each year, the majority from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. The event is open to all junior high, high school, and community college students, as well as their parents/guardians/caregivers, and Yolo County community members, including teachers. Attendees can expect to learn more about UC and CSU admission requirements, the California Community College matriculation and enrollment process, and career workforce opportunities in STEM in the public and private sectors. Additionally, the conference will include college and career motivation and resources, information on financial aid, and live cultural music and performances. This year’s keynote presentation will be given by Andres P. Chávez, the grandson of César Chávez. The conference is entirely free to attend, including parking. 

AVANZA, UC Davis’s Hispanic Serving Institution Initiative, is putting on this year’s conference, which will take place on March 16, 2024, from 8am to 3pm at the University Credit Union Center on the UC Davis campus. The goal is for all attendees to leave empowered, knowing they have access to the resources and support needed to achieve their goals. Registration is now open! For additional information, please contact or check out

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