César E. Chávez Leadership Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the cost to participate?

The program is free to participating students.

See the What is Included / What to bring link for details. 

Participants must provide their own transportation to and from campus for check-in and check-out.

Is CCLI open only to Hispanics?

No, CCLI is open to all Arizona high school sophomores and juniors of any race or ethnicity.

Can applicants be from anywhere in the United States?

Applicants must be currently attending an Arizona high school.

Can I apply for CCLI if I am currently a high school senior?

No. At the time of application, students must be a high school sophomore or junior.

I am currently a freshman and will be a sophomore during the dates of the program. May I apply?

No.

Students must be either a sophomore or junior at the time of application.

So, what year in school are you right now?

If a sophomore or junior - you may apply!

If a freshman, you may apply next year.

Do I have to stay on campus during the week of the program? Why can’t I stay at home if I live nearby?

Participants are required to stay on campus for the entire week of the Institute.

Part of the CCLI experience is living in a college dorm with your fellow delegates. This allows students to have a more complete experience and ensures that they are on time and present for all activities.

Will vegetarian/vegan food be available on campus during the program?

Yes. ASU campus dining is able to accommodate vegetarian or vegan dietary needs.

If chosen to attend and you have special dietary needs, please contact the CCLI  office to make arrangements.

I have another summer program right before/after CCLI? Is that a problem?

CCLI can be a physically and intellectually demanding program. We strongly suggest a student gives themselves time to rest before and after our program.

When will I be notified if I have been accepted?

All applicants will be notified of their application status by April 6.

Can I leave the program for a previously scheduled doctor (or similar) appointment?

No. You must remain on campus with the rest of the delegates during the program.

You should reschedule any appointments that occur during the week of CCLI.