The Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC), an Envision program, is held in Washington, DC for mature middle school students who demonstrate leadership potential, who are motivated to learn and excel, and who desire the critical leadership skills needed for success in middle school, high school and beyond.
Students attending JrNYLC develop and sharpen the essential leadership skills needed for academic and career success by examining the leaders of the past, and are empowered to become leaders themselves. The program centers on leadership through a practical, everyday lens, incorporating a detailed examination of six leadership traits and focusing on leaders in American history and social advocacy.
The Junior National Young Leaders Conference is filled with distinctive site experiences, hands-on exercises and workshops bring these concepts to life, while students work together to develop action plans that affect change within their homes and communities.
Activities & Benefits
At JrNYLC, you will get outside of the classroom and take an amazing, interactive journey of leadership and discovery. You will:
- Hear from a living legend, Anthony Robles, who was born without his right leg and defied the odds to become a three-time all-American wrestler and the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion.
- Take part in fun and exciting workshops and participate in simulations where you take on the roles of historic leaders and figures from our nation’s past.
- Discover how to organize and effectively lead a group of your classmates in school and be inspired to create positive changes in your community – just like our nation’s greatest leaders!
- Learn to make positive choices in your daily life, face future challenges and ensure your success immediately in middle school, high school, and beyond.
- Receive an official Certificate of Merit as a testament to your academic success, hard work and dedication, which you can highlight throughout your education and even on college applications.
- Make lasting friendships with other outgoing young leaders, which will last long after your return home.