There are innumerable leaders among us of all ages, cultures and walks of life. Multicultural Youth Leadership programs recognize this and help students become involved citizens, cultivate leaders and provide opportunities for youth to interact with their elected officials. 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 and Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission are partnering to host LEAD Southern Utah—an event focusing on leadership development for southern Utah’s rising high school seniors. They will explore different forms of civic engagement through art, entrepreneurism, community engagement and civic leadership.

> Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.

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Multicultural Youth Leadership Day

Every year the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs invites high school students to attend Multicultural Youth Leadership Day to learn how to be community advocates and get involved in public service . The half-day event focuses on understanding  the importance of becoming informed and involved citizens.

The program consists of speakers, breakout sessions, panels, and interactive activities. As part of the program, select students and educators are awarded the Excellence in Education Award. The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs seeks to recognize outstanding students and educators for their commitment to educational excellence.


Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit

The Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit is an annual event for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students and educators. This engaging and dynamic program aims to motivate students to pursue higher education and become leaders of Utah.

The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs hosted the first Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit on April 30, 2013 at the Davis Conference Center. Multicultural Affairs has since hosted Summits at Weber State University, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center.


Learn About Our Impact!

Our Youth Leadership Program reaches over 1,000 students each year and we've gathered our key takeaways and impacts from our most recent events in the reports below. 

2020 Multicultural Youth Leadership Day

2021 Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit


These events empower our youth to become the leaders of tomorrow. Students learn how to be agents of positive social change in an increasingly diverse and multicultural community. Join the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs in working together to engage, support and invest in today’s youth.

> Civic Engagement Guide
> Voter Informational Sheet
> Youth Leadership Brochure