Junior National Young Leaders
Where Next Generation Leaders Grow
Spend six amazing days in and around Boston that will put you on the path to becoming a change agent. Join other 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to expand your leadership abilities and be empowered to fully realize the power of your potential.
About Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference
Continuing Your Leadership Journey
The JrNYLC Alumni program enables students to turn academic potential into real-world leadership action. As part of this fun and challenging program developed specifically for students who have previously attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC), you will empower yourself as a leader and create a clear road map to high school, college, and career success.
With notable sites in and around Boston as your living classroom, you’ll strengthen your leadership abilities in the context of America’s early history. The JrNYLC Alumni program is your chance to explore our nation’s early conflicts and challenges to understand how tolerance, integrity, and perseverance can be used to overcome great odds and achieve success. Throughout the program, you will practice using the persuasive communication, goal setting, and feedback skills used by great American leaders.
Visit Boston’s Freedom Trail and historic Plimouth Plantation to learn from the actions of our nation’s first heroic leaders and discover how their nation-building leadership strategies still apply in the 21st century.
Enhance the leadership skills you acquired as an alumni of the JrNYLC program and cultivate six new leadership traits: conflict resolution, integrity, persuasion, team building, tolerance, and vision.
Reconnect with the friends you made at past Envision programs and make new friends with other young leaders from across the nation.
Tuition for the JrNYLC Alumni program covers most of the expenses incurred during the conference. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program.
Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and other factors.
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Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference FAQs
Is the Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference right for me?
The Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference (JrNYLC Alumni) is for you if you have previously attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, if you are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade during the 2016-2017 school year, and if you would like to continue to develop your leadership strengths on an engaging journey that takes place in historic Boston, MA. If you are interested in building your leadership skills but have never attended a leadership program before, you may be interested in attending the JrNYLC Alumni program.
What is included in tuition?
Your tuition for the JrNYLC Alumni program includes housing accommodations, instruction, program activities and materials, site explorations and supervision by professional program staff. Your meals during the program are also covered (excluding lunch on arrival and departure days). Private motor coach transportation to all locations during the program is included in your tuition.
However, your transportation to and from Boston, MA is NOT included in tuition. While attending the program, you will only need money for personal spending on items such as souvenirs, airport shuttle service (if not paid in advance), additional 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 the professionally trained Envision team, including advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, a scholar experience team, and program leads.
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.
- 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 Envision team members with two-way communication devices.
Where will I stay?
How many students share a room?
Each room will house three students. You will have your own bed, which may include an Aerobed.
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 call our Office of Admissions for more information or to discuss your particular needs prior to enrolling in the program. We may be able to provide you with auxiliary aids and services to assist you.
Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?
Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from Boston, MA. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled.
What is the pre-conference assignment, FUEL?
The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. To aid in this assessment, you must complete a brief pre-program assignment entitled Feedback for Understanding Emerging Leaders (FUEL).
The FUEL assignment will be available on your personal MyEnvisionExperience.com web page after you enroll. It simply requires that you choose five mentors – teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other trusted adults – to complete a short survey about your leadership strengths. You also will complete a short self-assessment as part of the FUEL assignment.
Can special dietary needs be met?
At the JrNYLC Alumni program, we make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.