Attention Nominated Students!
Please consider applying for the C5LA Program. Below you'll find basic information about the program. Click here to fill out the new student application form.
What is C5LA?
C5LA is a 5-year youth leadership development program whose mission is to change the odds for high-potential teens from under-resourced communities by inspiring them to pursue personal success, while preparing them for leadership roles in college, work, and their communities. Our teens become Character Driven, Challenge Ready, College Bound, Community Focused, and Committed to a Better Future.
What do students do in C5LA?
Participate in 4 different summer experiences (a 1-month camp in Wyoming, a 2-week backpacking trip, a 1-week college tour, and a 1-week college dorming experience)
Attend Pathway Events (5-8 Saturdays a year visiting college campuses, performing community service, or exploring our community and culture)
Become leaders, learn about college access, and improve their community
Join a network of 700+ alumni and hundreds of supporters
How do students join C5LA?
Step 1: Be nominated by a teacher/staff
Step 2: Complete an application
Step 3: Be selected to be interviewed
step 4: Be selected to join the program
What are C5LA's results?
100% of the students that complete the C5LA program graduate high school
95% of those students matriculate to college
How much does C5LA cost?
C5LA is completely free! The only thing we ask for is a commitment to the five years.
Call: 323-686-4214 or E-mail: JessicaV@c5yf.org