About BSCU

The task of achievement is fundamentally shaped by the very identity of African Americans as African Americans.
Theresa Perry​
(Young, Gifted and Black)

Our Mission

To provide California’s African American youth with the tools, education and experiences to prepare them to become fully engaged participants in the state’s civic and economic life.

Our Vision

A California where African American youth receive the quality education, training, tools & experiences to become fully engaged participants in the state’s civic and economic life.

Our Values

1. Excellence & Self-Determination 

2. Interdependence & Perseverance 

3. Critical Cultural Consciousness 

4. Active Mental and Physical Health Maintenance Habits and Practices.