The National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 2015 honors high-achieving students across the country who are ready to step forward as leaders. The 2015 curriculum is uniquely developed to provide students who attend with the critical 21st century personal leadership skills that will ensure their success in school and beyond.
The NYLSC LeadNow 2015 curriculum is focused on introducing students to the five essential skills identified by research as leading to college and career success:
- Critical Thinking
- Goal Setting
Through NYLSC’s engaging and interactive activities, delivered under the mentorship of an experienced faculty adviser, students begin practicing and applying these skills with their peers.
At the completion of the program, students will receive a personalized NYLSC LeadNow 2015 Certification, demonstrating their success at applying these new skills at the program, and signaling their commitment to continue utilizing these new skills to ensure their success in school and beyond.
Activities and Benefits
- Using a state of the art virtual gaming simulator, students will step into a traditional business environment and immediately apply their new found skills in practical and valuable ways in the NYLSC LeadNow 2015 Leadership Challenge. A competitive scoreboard function allows students to compete with their NYLSC colleagues in other regions and states around the US!
- Through the ACT ENGAGE Personal Skills Assessment, NYLSC students explore the importance of motivation, engagement, and self-regulation, and receive a personalized report that enables them to capitalize on their strengths while identifying areas in which they can continue to develop.
- An important component within the NYLSC curriculum is our Community Service Project Committee which instills in its students the importance of giving back to one’s community. Students enhance their project planning skills in this student-led committee to create and manage a real-life service project for a local community.