Summer Student Programs for Leadership and Career Development
Mid-Atlantic Programs

Explore programs ranging from Elementary School through College, located throughout the world.

Introductory Programs
Foundations of Leadership I
Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Make new discoveries about your passions, your leadership strengths and your vision for the future. Visit Washington, DC, which serves as a living classroom during this six-day exploration of leadership through the lens of American History.

Grade 5th - 7th grade
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

Examine the nearly limitless career possibilities in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and technology to determine the right academic and career path for you. Explore practicing medicine, learn about professional options in engineering, see the world through the lens of environmental science and uncover the pitfalls and advantages of living in a technology-driven world.

Grade Middle School
Location Multiple
Days 6
Season Summer
Pathways to Discovery: Engineering, Medicine & CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM

Design a blue print and build a bridge. Solve a crime. Diagnose a patient. These are just a few of the exciting experiences waiting to spark your curiosity!

Grade 3rd - 5th grade
Location Multiple
Days 5 to 6
Season Summer
Intermediate Programs
Careers in Medicine
National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

Prepare for the challenges and rewards that come with pursuing a career in medicine. Choose from 10 cities for your medical career exploration. Observe health care professionals in action and learn the ropes of successfully navigating college and a medical career path.

Grade High School
Location Multiple
Days 9
Season Summer
Leadership Essentials: Skills for Personal Success
National Young Leaders State Conference: LeadNow 2015

The National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC): LeadNow 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. Choose from more than 20 regional program locations.

Grade 6th - 9th Grade
Location Multiple
Days 4
Season Spring
Careers in Law and CSI
National Youth Leadership Forum: Law & CSI

Explore a range of legal and investigative professions through exciting experiences in crime scene investigation, evidence analysis and courtroom simulation. Meet with leading professionals in Washington, DC and get the academic and career skills you need to be successful in law and CSI.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Summer
Careers in National Security: Diplomacy, Intelligence and Defense
National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security

Discover your future career in diplomacy, intelligence or defense! Our nation's capital will serve as your living classroom as you discover what it takes to plan for peace and prepare for crisis. Be ready for the challenges ahead for you as a college student, military officer or national security professional.

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 6
Season Spring & Fall
Advanced Programs
Global Young Leaders Conference
Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC)

Immerse yourself in new cultural experiences. Stretch your personal leadership boundaries as you discover new ways to unite with people from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Choose China, Europe or the United States as your living classroom for this engaging international leadership development program.

Grade High School
Location China
Europe
DC & NYC
Days 10
Season Summer
International Scholar Laureate Program

The International Scholar Laureate Program will take you to exotic places and introduce you to fascinating people while you explore careers in the United States, China, Australia, or New Zealand.

Grade College
Location Multiple
Days 8 to 11
Season Summer
National Young Leaders Conference
National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC)

Make your mark as a leader! Head to the nation’s capital to engage with national leaders and explore the ins and outs of powerhouse careers, including elected office, intelligence, national security, journalism, public policy and public relations. Develop the skills you need to stand out as a leader!

Grade High School
Location Washington, DC
Days 7
Season Summer
Advanced Medicine and Health Care
National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care

To make an informed decision about your future in health care and medicine, you need in-depth exposure to the wide range of educational pathways and careers available in the health care field. Join like-minded students and immerse yourself in a unique medical program experience at a top-rated university.

Grade High School
Location Baltimore, MD
Days 8-10
Season Summer

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