The National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) is a seven-day leadership program for outstanding high school students to be held in Washington, DC this coming summer 2015.
At NYLC, you will join high-achieving peers from all across the nation for an insider’s view of our nation’s capital, and to gain real-world leadership experience and the essential leadership skills you need to succeed in college and in your future career.
Being in the center of government for the whole United States, with its cherished memorials and historic monuments, the impressive U.S. Capitol Building and the iconic Washington Monument, and discovering the secrets to leadership will empower you to emerge as an influential voice at home, in your community and in school.
At NYLC, you will interact with leaders in government, members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and journalists who report the stories of the day that are important to all Americans and people all around the world
Join us at NYLC to explore your interests, enlarge your perspective and enhance the skills you need to become an influential leader in the 21st century
Benefits & Activities
Are you ready to discover how to step forward as a leader? At NYLC, you will:
- Develop the essential leadership, communication, networking, decision making, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills you need to ensure success in your future.
- Explore some of the many career opportunities available to you at our exclusive NYLC career fair, networking social and interactive workshops, all led by local career experts.
- Meet and interact with members of Congress, right on Capitol Hill, and discover the career paths that brought them to congress and the leadership skills that have made them successful.
- Discover how you can work on Capitol Hill through the Senate Page Program or serve as a Congressional intern.
- Discover the skills needed to be a successful journalist and take part in an exclusive Press Panel with Washington, DC journalists who cover the White House, the Pentagon, US Congressional election campaigns, Capitol Hill and special undercover stories.
- Apply your new found skills above in The Envision Initiative: Igniting Community Change, a social advocacy project.
By completing this program, you are also eligible to receive college credit from George Mason University.