Youth Law Academy Application 2022
Thank you for your interest in the Youth Law Academy!

The Youth Law Academy serves Oakland students to help them gain a better understanding of the U.S. legal system, college entrance requirements, careers in Law, and civic responsibility. The Youth Law Academy is designed to motivate students and enhance the academic skills necessary for success throughout high school and beyond. Students learn about exciting topics in ethic studies and even conduct a mock trial.

Classes normally meet once per week from 5-7pm at our office in the Fruitvale Village, or virtually through zoom during the pandemic. We are projecting a return to partial in-person programming for Fall 2022. There is no cost to participate in the Youth Law Academy!

***THE DEADLINE FOR FALL IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 at 5PM - BUT APPLYING AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IS ENCOURAGED SO YOU CAN GET STARTED SOONER***

For more information, please visit: https://www.centrolegal.org/youth-law-academy/

 CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:

1) Currently attending an Oakland High School AND currently residing in Oakland;

2) Candidate must know they want to attend college upon high school graduation;

3) Candidate must be self-initiated and committed to completing program requirements.

NOTE: THERE ARE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS AT THE END OF THE APPLICATION.

***IT WOULD BE BEST TO ANSWER THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS IN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT OR GOOGLE DOCUMENT WHERE YOU CAN EDIT AND SAVE YOUR RESPONSES. ONCE YOU ARE DONE, YOU MAY COME BACK TO THE APPLICATION, COPY AND PASTE YOUR RESPONSES.***

Short Answers Template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-SIrWn3hois3Anp2LYTTZDSm7cFlZdm2gyxPpBw6rBk/edit?usp=sharing

 CLICK SUBMIT ONCE ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION HAS BEEN ANSWERED! THANK YOU!


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SECTION 1: ABOUT YOU
First Name *
Last Name *
Your email address *
Street Address *
Remember to include apartment/unit number if applicable
City *
Zip Code *
Home Phone Number *
If no home phone, use primary parent/guardian's cell phone number
Applicant's Cell Phone Number *
If you do not have a cell phone, please provide a parent/guardian's cell number.
Date of Birth *
MM/DD/YYYY
Email Address *
Please provide the email you check most often.
Gender *
Race *
(Please check all that apply)
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Optional: How do you self-describe your racial/ethnic identity?
If you use a different label or feel like elaborating on your racial/ethnic identity you may briefly do so here (200 characters max)
Do you speak another language other than English? *
If so, what language(s) do you speak?
What High School are you currently attending? *
If you will not be attending this same school next year, please also state what school you will be attending. If you already graduated high school please list the high school you graduated from.
Current grade level *
Are you a current or former foster youth?
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SECTION 2: FAMILY/GUARDIAN INFORMATION
What is your total household income?
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How many people live in your household? *
Include everyone that lives with you that your parent/guardian's income supports
Father/Guardian 1 *
First and Last Name
Cell phone number *
Preferred Language *
Employer, Job Title *
Highest Level of Education Completed *
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Mother/Guardian 2 *
First and Last Name
Cell Phone Number *
Preferred Language *
Employer, Job Title *
Highest Level of Education Completed *
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SECTION 3: ABOUT YOU QUESTIONS
Please answer the following questions about your accomplishments and interests as briefly as possible. We recommend using a word-processor like MS Word or Google Docs to write your answers and then copying-pasting them into this form.
Please list any extracurricular activities, pre-college programs, or sports you are currently participating in. *
Please list any honors, awards, or recognition you have received (school, community, church, athletics, etc.).
Optional: Have you been involved in any student activism on or off campus? Or, are there any social/political issues in your community or society that you feel strongly about? If so, please explain.
What are some of your favorite hobbies, sports, activities? In other words, what do you do for fun and after school? Explain which is your favorite and why. *
How did you hear about the Youth Law Academy?
SECTION 4: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
Please answer the following in 500 words or less each. We recommend using a word-processor like MS Word or Google Docs to write your answers and then copying-pasting them into this form.
Why are you interested in becoming an Associate of the Youth Law Academy? *
Limit 500 words.
What are your educational and career goals? Have you thought about being an Attorney or another type of professional? *
Limit 500 words.
If you could change one thing about society today, what would it be, and why? *
Limit 500 words.
My answers on this form are accurate to the best of my knowledge. *
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