Youth in the East Bay Area begin our program the summer before their freshman (9th grade) or sophomore (10th grade) year in high school. Students must apply to the Summer Youth Leadership Conference. For most of our students, this is their first experience away from home and in a leadership training. Our conference provides students the tools to develop several leadership skills through public speaking, goal-setting, self-esteem and facilitation. The camp and conference is led by seasoned alumni volunteers whom also had gone through the program.