The National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 2016 honors high-achieving students across the country who are ready to step forward as leaders. The 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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
- Students will participate in the NYLSC LeadNow 2016 Leadership Challenge using an exclusive gaming simulator powered by SimCity, providing our students with a hands-on tool to use their newly acquired skills in real world situations. In the simulation, students play the role of mayor, doing the challenging work of addressing environmental impact while balancing the employment needs of the city and the happiness of the citizens.
- 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.