Youth are

There are innumerable leaders among us of all ages, cultures and walks of life. The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs works to strengthen and support our communities starting with its foundation—its young people.


The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) invites multicultural rising 9th-12th grade to LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Development) Rural Utah—a virtual youth leadership event—on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Registration opens June 29th, 2022. The first 50 student who register will receive a $50 learning incentive.

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Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit 

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit is an annual event for 7th, 8th, & 9th grade students to explore educational and career pathways.

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Multicultural Youth Leadership Day

Multicultural Youth Leadership Day is an annual event for 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students to explore community advocacy and service-learning.

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Resources for Students & Educators

Explore resources related to scholarships, internships, higher education, and networking for students and educators. 

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Our youth programs cultivate leaders by helping students become involved in their communities and provide opportunities to explore education and career paths. 

Our Impact


Student Engaged in Youth Events Each Year

Our annual youth leadership events attract over 1,000 middle and high schoolers across the state. 


Schools Reached On Average Each Year

We strive for geographic diversity in our events by reaching out to schools and learning institutions in all areas of Utah.

Educational Partnerships Made

Since the creation of the division, we have partnered with over 30 organizations from public, private, and non-profit levels to increase educational equity. 

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