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.
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.
Build a robot. Solve a crime. Diagnose a patient. These are just a few of the exciting experiences waiting to spark your curiosity!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, New Zealand, or South Africa.
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!
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.
#NYLFMED really brought out the confidence in me!
Thank you for the most amazing adventure I have been on. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am so glad I didn't pass up. What an amazing learning journey! I really felt like I grew as a person because of this program. I have made so many new friends and learned so many new things! Thank you again. - Tiffany W.
"NYLF was seriously the best experience of my life. From everything I learned to all the amazing people…"
My daughter got to taste all aspects of the law from crime scene to courtroom and she figured out which area she wants to pursue. - Sherri W.
"The inspiration from my 2007 conference still lives in me. I cherish the experience deeply!!!"
"Few experiences in my life have affected, directed, and helped define me to the same extent as the days I spent at NYLF Medicine. Although I learned a lot about medicine
there, I learned far more about myself. Being in that environment with so many other bright and passionate students and working with the tremendous faculty advisors was such an incredible experience. I never expected it to impact my life as much as it did."
David C., Family Physician
NYLF Medicine, Alumnus '00
My group is too awesome!!
I just finished #NYLFMED in Boston. My experience was amazing and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Ill miss everything so much.
"My son Kade thought that the program was excellent and one of the best he has attended. He got the opportunity to work with colleagues on a project to assist communities in other countries; he gained a wealth of information from great speakers; he visited universities [that] he is very interested in; and overall he gained a wealth of leadership skills. He returned home excited and ready to put into practice some of the things he learned. I believe the program was a success. Thank you."
Global Young Innovators Initiative, Parent '14
"I loved the forum! I learned so much about the field of National Security. I learned how to develop a security strategy and how to deal with a crisis simulation. I was able to hear from many people with careers in the field and hear about their jobs. Visiting the monuments and museums also allowed me to see some of our nation's landmarks. One of the greatest gifts that I received from the forum was being able to meet some of the greatest people. I made so many friends that I continue to stay in contact with."
Tufts school of medicine was fantastic!! Getting hands on experience here at #NYLFMed!!
I participated in GYLC Europe 2013 and had an amazing time! It was a great experience, and I would love to do it again! - Angelique S.
I feel wonderful, and I really feel this program helped me learn to make a difference in the world. -Ingrid M.
The opportunity to travel to Australia with Envision was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I could go on about how much I learned about international business and culture because the speakers were great and the places we got to see were amazing. The trip opened my eyes to think in a more global perspective. - Ashley S.
This program taught me valuable lessons about being true to self, being assertive, being proud of my gifts...The conference helped illuminate a path on which I will spend the rest of my life. - Kate B.
"It's Day 3 and my son is having the best time of his life. He feels independent and more confident. I think this was one of the best investments I made. Thank you..."
- Meena P.
"NYLF Medicine was an initial step in thinking about what to study in college and where a
science degree could take me. The program allowed medicine to be seen as something
challenging but fun, instead of daunting and impossible."
Robert N., Critical Care Pediatrician
NYLF Medicine, Alumnus '98
"I'm closer to people I met 4 days ago than I am to people I've known for years #NYLF"