SkillsUSA California Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy is designed to help develop
our younger SkillsUSA California member's grades
8th through 10th – to become our future leaders in
their schools and communities.
3 Day Leadership Retreat
Full Scholarships Provided by Alumni Support
Skill & Team Building Activities | 4 Pillars of Leadership Interactive Seminars | Leadership Essentials
Public Speaking Training | Guest Speakers and Much More!
The Leadership Academy is designed to help develop our younger SkillsUSA California members
grades 8th through 10th – to become our future leaders in their schools and communities.
August 2023 - Newport Beach
2023 Graduates: Jacqueline Arreola, Dinuba High School, Myla Sherron, Entrepreneur High School, Serenity Saterfield, Entrepreneur High School, Guillermo Cruz, Sylmar Biotech Health and Engineering Magnet, Roman Diaz, Mayfair High School, Angela Torres-Alfaro, Lynwood High School, Emily Gai, Crescenta Valley High School, Jamil Elfar, Stride - IQ Academy, Daisy Teniente, Mayfair MS/HS, Sarah Duong, Mark Keppel High School, Layla Escobar, Stride - CAVA, Darby Napolitano, NOCROP - Oxford Academy, Juliet Zenteno, Warren High School, David Lindo Hernández, Nellie N. Coffman Middle School, Amy Flores, Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School, Terralyn Andersen, Granite Hills High School, Zuli Miralles, Stride - CAVA
Date & Location
Check-in Friday at Noon
Check out Sunday at 2:00 PM
Location for 2024 to be determined
This requires two overnight stays at the hotel
provided by SkillsUSA CA. Accommodations
are only provided for the student. The event is supervised by SkillsUSA CA Staff and does not require a parent or chaperone to attend.
Be a SkillsUSA California member on or before the start of the incoming school year.
Be going into the 8th-10th grade for the incoming school year.
Complete an online application.
Provide a personal statement of intent, "Why do you want to attend the Leadership Academy?"
Provide an advisor/teacher recommendation letter.
Provide parental consent form.
Provide waiver and release of liability form.
Supplied by SkillsUSA California
Meeting Space & Activities
Lodging (Double Occupancy Hotel Room)
Facilitators and Saparones
Supplied by Student
Transportation to and from the venue, clothing, hygiene, and other items as directed upon acceptance.
Applications will be available here after the annual state conference in April.
The deadline to complete the application will be posted here after the state conference in April.
Applicants should be prepared to provide:
A personal statement, "Why do you want to attend the Leadership Academy?"
An advisor/teacher recommendation letter.
Leadership Academy scholarship recipients will be notified by email. Space is limited.
2024 SkillsUSA California Leadership Academy Application