The National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC): Skills in Leadership for Change is a seven-day Envision program for outstanding high school students. At this summer program, join your high-achieving peers from throughout the nation to gain the real-world leadership experiences and skills you need to succeed in college and in your future career.
Washington, DC will serve as your living classroom at the National Young Leadership Conference. You will be empowered to emerge as an influential voice in your community, state and even at the national level. Explore your interests, enlarge your perspective and hone the skills you need to become an influential leader in the 21st century.
Benefits & Activities
Are you ready to step forward as a leader? At NYLC, you will:
- Explore your future through a career fair, networking social and interactive workshops led by local career experts.
- Hear from members of Congress, right on Capitol Hill, and discover the career paths that brought them to congress, the leadership skills that have made them successful and how you can work on Capitol Hill through the Senate Page Program or serve as a Congressional intern.
- Participate in an exclusive Press Panel with Washington, DC journalists, who cover critical topics such as the Pentagon, election campaigns, Capitol Hill and special undercover stories. Discover the skills needed to be a successful journalist.
- Develop the critical leadership skills you need for the future such as communication, networking, decision making, conflict resolution and critical thinking. Apply these skills to service 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.