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Spend eight amazing days on the campus location of your choice that will put you on the path to a career in engineering. Join other high school students from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and be empowered to fully realize the power of your potential.

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology

Do You Have The Next Big Idea?

NYLF Engineering & Technology is a fantastic foray into the world of engineering and technology and the many careers available in these dynamic fields.

During this eight-day program, held at nationally ranked schools in the U.S., you’ll explore the ever-evolving fields of design, robotics, and the many disciplines of engineering.

At NYLF Engineering & Technology, you’ll be surrounded by other highly motivated students who share your passion, and you’ll be challenged to put your applied knowledge to the test by taking part in engaging workshops and simulations.

You will also strengthen the time management, information analysis, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that are critical for success in college and in the workforce.

Get Hands On

Hear from university faculty and professionals in various engineering and technology disciplines that are moving the needle in technology today.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from robotics to biomedical engineering.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from game and web design to biomedical engineering.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

Participate in a self-guided capstone project on a topic of your choosing, ranging from game and web design to biomedical engineering.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

See professionals in action by going on unique site visits designed to help you find your passions and future career calling.

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VEX Robotics

Engage in each step of the Engineering Design Process as you learn the foundations of VEX Robotics programming and explore motion and mechanisms in the Robotics Challenge.

Helicopter Electronics Workshop

Program a microprocessor to fly a model helicopter during this exercise, which was developed by Andrew Barry, Ph.D., a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) grad and Founder of Stage One Education.

Structural Engineering Challenge

Learn firsthand about the relationship between structure and function during a challenge to design and build a bridge, taking into consideration not only maximum weight capacity but also building expense.

On-Site Experiences

Visits to engineering and technology sites give you the chance to see these industries in action and speak to professionals. You’ll also visit a local university to learn about college admissions, and will have the opportunity to go on cultural site visits to explore the host cities.


Program Speakers

2017 Program Details

Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech July 5-12 | July 15-22 Loras College Credit
Boston, MA Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering June 24-July 1 | July 5-12 Loras College Credit
Chicago, IL University of Chicago July 15-22 Loras College Credit
San Francisco, CA University of California, Berkeley June 18–25 | July 1–8 Loras College Credit


Tuition Tuition for NYLF Engineering & Technology covers most of the expenses incurred during the Forum. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE


Scholarships Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and other factors. LEARN MORE



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Payment Plan

Payment Plan

You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options.PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

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To further enhance and expand the NYLF Engineering & Technology experience, Envision is proud to incorporate select high-quality content and curriculum from Discovery Education, our educational content partner, into our already immersive program experience.

Discovery Education shares Envision’s goal to excite, engage, and empower next generation technology leaders as they set out on their paths to become the engineers, scientists, inventors, and influencers of tomorrow.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications, the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

NYLF Engineering & Technology FAQs

  • Is National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology for me?

    This summer program is for you if you are a motivated high school student, in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year, and you are ready to prepare for college and an exciting career in engineering or technology. 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 Engineering & Technology 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.
  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two to three students. You will have your own bed.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2017 NYLF Engineering & Technology program, students will reside on the campuses of Georgia Institute of Technology, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, the University of Chicago, or the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 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.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does not include transportation to and from your home and the program location. 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 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 NYLF Engineering & Technology, 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.

Have more questions? Check out the Envision FAQs.