Summer Opportunities

Sonoma State Excel for Youth Volunteers

The EXCEL for Youth Program at Sonoma State University offers over 60 classes to students entering grades 4th-9th. They are looking for motivated and accomplished high school students, entering grades 11th and 12th in the fall, to apply to become teaching assistants to their summer faculty. The experience counts as community service hours.


The ChicanoLatino Youth Leadership Project is sponsoring Summer Leadership Workshops.

The ChicanoLatino Youth Leadership Project is sponsoring Summer Leadership Workshops.

Participants will attend workshops and seminars that enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness and provide an understanding of state and local government. Travel, housing and meals are provided; this is a FREE program.


- Must be enrolled in a California High School 
- Must be currently in 10th or 11th grade
- Must be able to attend the ENTIRE program week/weekend NO PARTIAL ATTENDANCE IS ALLOWED.
- If you attended the Bay Area Institute last year, you are only eligible to attend the Sacramento Leadership Conference.
- If you attended the Sacramento Leadership Conference last year, you are no longer eligible to apply to either program.

Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Tomorrow's Leaders Today (TLT) is a school sanctioned program for high school juniors interested in developing their leadership skills, exploring potential careers and learning more about how communities work. Throughout the school year, TLT students attend one program day a month that focuses on a sector of the community, including discussion with leaders in that field, activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, exploration of leadership qualities and opportunities for students to get involved.

For more information about the TLT Program, visit

UC Davis Excel Pre-College Program 

The UC Davis Pre-College Program is academically rigorous and designed for talented, motivated, high-achieving students who are currently completing their sophomore or junior year of high school and will be at least 16 years old by the program start date. Though there are no set minimum requirements (such as a minimum GPA), your application materials should demonstrate strong initiative and academic ability, and the maturity necessary for participating in a residential program on a university campus.