About National Youth Leadership Forum: Digital Media, Film & Journalism
Make Your Creative Mark on the World
NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism is a fantastic experience in the digital arts for high school students who are interested in stretching themselves creatively as film-makers, journalists, editors, and more.
Spend seven days in the heart of New York City developing the skills and knowledge you need to lead in a multimedia, digital world. NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism features workshops and simulations that give you hands-on experience in digital production, journalism, film editing, and audio and video broadcasts.
In partnership with the New York Film Academy, NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism can give you a head start on your career in the field of broadcasting and media production!
Get Hands On
Visit the New York Film Academy to participate in valuable workshops in a variety of media fields, from writing to editing to camera work.
Take part in a simulation to create, produce, edit, and publish a multimedia piece suitable for broadcast.
Enhance your scholastic credentials as you prepare for the college application process, university life and a rewarding career.
Tuition & Fundraising
Tuition for NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism includes:
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures, and simulations
- A personalized Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations
- All on-campus meals
- Course materials
- Transportation as needed for site visits
- Program faculty and supervisory staff
NOTE: Transportation to and from the program location is NOT included in tuition.
2016 Program Scholarships
Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievements and other factors.
Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism personal success story.
You may pay in full today or opt to enroll in our convenient payment plan.
NYLF DIGITAL MEDIA, FILM & JOURNALISM FAQs
Is the National Youth Leadership Forum: Digital Media, Film & Journalism for me?
This summer digital media program is for you if you are a high school student interested in exploring various careers involving the broadcast of video and audio, digital production, journalism, film editing and more. NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism is your springboard to achieving tremendous success in college and in a future digital media career.
To attend NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism, you must be in grades 9-12 during the 2015-2016 school year. Many of our students are nominated by educators, leaders from youth organizations and participating institutions, but open enrollments are welcome from qualified high school students who want to make the most of this opportunity.
What is included in tuition?
Your tuition for NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism includes housing, on-campus meals, supervisory personnel, program materials, all program activities, site visits, a Certificate of Completion and local transportation during the program.
However, your transportation to and from home and the program location is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you will only need money for off-campus meals, souvenirs, snacks and other incidentals.
How will I be supervised?
Your safety and well-being during the program is our highest priority. The program is structured so that you will reside in a safe, controlled environment. You will be closely supervised by professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel and a program coordinator.
For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision. Other Envision safety measures include:
- Greeting students at the designated airport upon their arrival and providing shuttle service directly to the program site, as well as providing shuttle service back to the airport on departure day.
- Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17-to-1.
- Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors.
- Requiring all students to attend all activities.
- Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
- Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
- Equipping all staff members with two-way communication devices.
Where will I stay?
For the summer 2016 NYLF Digital Media, Film & Journalism program, you will reside on the campus of Manhattan College in New York City.
How many students share a room?
Each room will house two to three students. You will have your own bed.
Can my parents attend the program?
No. Your parents or guardians are not allowed to accompany you during the program. Gaining independence, including experiencing new things on your own, is an essential part of your growth during the program. However, it is perfectly fine for your family to travel with you to the program location and stay in the area while you are attending the program.
Can I attend if I am a student with special needs?
Yes. If you are a student with special needs or with disabilities, we encourage you to enroll. We may be able to provide you with auxiliary aids and services to assist you. Please call our Office of Admissions for more information or to discuss your particular needs prior to enrolling in the program.
Can special dietary needs be met?
We make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students, provided the request is submitted prior to the start of the conference. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.