Young Leadership Collaborative (YLC)

The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce created the Young Leadership Collaborative (YLC) to increase the number of young people of color interested in becoming the future business leaders in our region. The participants develop the necessary skills to succeed through personal finance training, exploration into the world of entrepreneurship, business mentorships, and scholarships.


1. Increase the number of youth who can develop the economic capacities to succeed increating and maintaining their own wealth
2. Mentorship by
Sacramento business
3. Create competent,
caring and courageous
business leaders
4. Provide scholarships
for participants

Eligible Participants

16-23 years old

Participants must be 16 – 23 years old. If selected into the Academy, the student must commit to attend all of the seven sessions and be willing to work with a mentor.

Orientation is mandatory. If under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must be present during orientation.

  • Interest in developing leadership skills
  • Interest in Business
  • Commitment to attend all sessions
  • Willingness to work with a mentor

Structure of the Collaborative

The Young Leadership Collaborative will provide students the theoretical and practical tools necessary to be successful in business.

Workshops Level 1 & 2

YLC participants will be closing the Achievement Gap and Creating a Culture of Wealth!

Credit Management
Investing strategies
Savings/Retirement Planning
Home Ownership
Career Exploration and Preparation

Collaborative classes will be held at the

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce 5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 44 Sacramento CA 95822

YLC Steering Committee

Azizza Davis Goines
Executive Director
Sacramento Black Chamber Foundation
Michael Poindexter
Interim President
Sacramento City College
Elise Schexnayder
Financial Education Coordinator
SAFE Credit Union
Gail Jones
Human Resources Manager
VSP Global
Monique Anderson
Director, Portfolio Project Management


The whole YLC family would like to thank the following sponsors for the continued support and commitment to our program: