California Youth Think Tank

“One of the most effective programs of its kind in the nation.”

– CA Dept. of Education

About CYTT

Housed on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) is a nationally-recognized youth leadership training program for high school and middle school students.  Winner of a distinguished State Dept. ‘Award of Excellence’ in Youth Development, CYTT is considered “one of the most effective programs of its kind in the nation.”  Students from over 250 California schools and 10 U.S. states have participated in this “unforgettable,” “fun,” and “life-changing” educational experience.

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CYTT identifies and selects bright and motivated youth from diverse schools and communities throughout California.  Selected students receive their training on the USC Main Campus in Los Angeles where they are taught in a positive and nurturing learning environment by a dedicated team of educators, college mentors, and professional experts, who train and inspire them to reach their highest potential for success in high school, college and beyond


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