The collection contains audiocassettes, printed material, and photographs 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 1981 to 2006, advertising brochures from various years,
an application, and a participation certificate. Photographs depict the seminars from 1953-2009.
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.
15.6 Linear Feet
9 Cartons, 10 Audio Cassette Boxes
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