Attention Teachers & Staff!
Please consider nominating some of your outstanding 8th graders to the C5LA Program! Below you'll find basic information about the program. Click the button below to fill out a nomination form. After a student is nominated, they must complete and submit an application before December 14th. Please nominate students with enough time to meet that deadline.
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 (6-8 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 types of students is C5LA looking for?
C5LA is looking for current 8th graders with high potential and a desire to go college but who need extra support. C5LA candidates should have a positive attitude; be respectful towards peers and adults; have the ability to overcome challenges; and be willing to commit to a five-year program. Please nominate students who you believe can be successful with the help of C5LA.
What are C5LA's results?
100% of the students that complete the C5LA program graduate high school
95% of those students matriculate to college
Call: 323-686-4214 or E-mail: JessicaV@c5yf.org