The collection contains audiocassettes and printed material from the Southern California Youth Citizenship Seminar held at
Pepperdine University. Audiocassettes range in date from 1986 to 2005 (except 2002), and are recordings of speeches given
at the seminars. Printed material includes speaker lists from 1990 to 2001, advertising brochures from various years, an application,
and a participation certificate.
The Southern California Youth Leadership Seminar (YCS) is a five-day seminar for high school juniors, hosted at Pepperdine
University. The program was founded in 1977 by Pepperdine’s Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Runnels, and the seminar inspires
students to make a personal contribution to America’s future. The first program was held in 1978. Approximately 250 students
are selected to receive scholarships to attend the program. The tuition and on-campus expenses are funded by The Pilgrim Foundation,
the YCS Committee of Endorsement, business leaders, and foundations. Students hear speeches and interact with leaders of society
to explore national and world topics.
6.8 linear feet
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