Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference

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May 14, 2022
8 AM – 3 PM
University Credit Union Center
UC Davis

Celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez with us!

The Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration is a free college and career motivational event for junior high, high school, community college students, parents, and community members. Explore college choices, connect with community resources and learn from professional role models to help plan your future career. 

This annual conference introduces the value of attending college - particularly to individuals who may not be considering higher education due to a lack of information or financial resources.  Each year, the conference delivers an engaging program that:

  • Nurtures the concept that all individuals are leaders
  • Provides information on the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) admission requirements
  • Includes information on the California Community College (CCC) matriculation and enrollment process
  • Introduces college success resources and STEM career workforce opportunities for the public and the private sector

This free conference averages over 1800 attendees from predominantly low-income and underrepresented backgrounds each year.  Attendees leave empowered, believing they can achieve their goals and knowing their resources. Enjoy live cultural entertainment, performances, music, and more. Admission and parking are free.

***Registration for this year's event is closed***

Download and Print the Conference Flyer

Download the 2022 Conference Program

Explore the 2021 recorded webinar celebrating Cesar Chavez with keynote speaker Dr. Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez


Local news media, including television, radio and newspapers, have been invited to cover the Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference. News media and UC Davis photographers and videographers may be taking photographs and making recordings at the event.

The news media may use the images and recordings for news stories. UC Davis may use the images and recordings for campus stories, social media posts, websites, videos and other promotional efforts and retain them for future use. 

By attending, you are granting permission for you and any minor(s) in your care to be photographed and recorded and for the images and recordings to be used by news media and UC Davis.