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 Build Your Tomorrow

This immersive program will introduce you to the overarching principles of engineering, including the design thinking process and how it, along with other key concepts, can be applied across a variety of engineering disciplines. Over eight incredible days, you and fellow high school students will explore your passions while being exposed to the vast array of engineering professions. You will also apply your newfound skills to assist with achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.

High School Students from the Engineering and Technology Summer Program

About National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering

Ideate. Innovate. Demonstrate.

NYLF Engineering is a fantastic foray into the world of engineering and the many careers available in this dynamic field.

At this eight-day program, you will learn why the core principles of engineering and problem solving are critical to innovation and success in the 21st century. You will receive invaluable information from industry experts and experience engineering careers through site visits, tours, and simulations, all of which will help you make informed choices about your future. Applying your engineering skills and creativity, you will also work to solve real-world problems during the program-long Capstone Impact Challenge.

At NYLF Engineering, you will not only gain hands-on experience, but you will also be surrounded by other highly motivated students who share your passion. You will form lifelong friendships while strengthening the time management, information analysis, public speaking, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that are critical for success in college and beyond.

Most importantly, you will leave the program with a clearer vision of your future career path and how to achieve your goals.


Students attending select high school and college programs are eligible to receive college credit(s) through George Mason University.

2022 Dates & Tuition

Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech June 11-18 | June 21-28 | July 5-12 Mason College Credit $3,595
Berkeley, CA University of California, Berkeley June 11-18 | June 21-28 | July 5-12 Mason College Credit $3,595
Houston, TX Rice University July 17-24 Mason College Credit $3,595

Tuition includes room & board, site visits & transportation during program, lectures, simulations, curriculum & materials, and faculty & staff.

Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of NYLF Engineering and may make changes to the curriculum, site visits or program location to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Capstone Impact Challenge

This program-long challenge will allow you to apply your problem-solving skills and creativity to help solve some of the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations.

A student's completed helicopter takes flight at NYLF Engineering.
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.

Students visit a local engineering company.
Site Visits

See what your future may hold during campus and engineering-focused site visits. With each visit you will gain a stronger understanding of everyday engineering applications and how to build your path to success in this field.

Students listen to an engaging demonstration from an industry professional at NYLF Engineering, an Envision summer program for high school students.
Speaking Engagements

Hear from and engage with industry professionals and subject matter experts during multiple speaking events throughout the program.



Tuition Tuition for NYLF Engineering 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.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2021-2022 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.

NYLF Engineering FAQs

  • Is National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering for me?

    This summer program is for you if you are a motivated high school student, currently in grades 9-11 during the 2021-2022 academic year, and you are ready to prepare for college and an exciting career in engineering. Most of our students are either nominated by educators or selected through our academic partnerships; however, we do accept a limited number of students through our competitive application process. If you have not been nominated or selected but are interested in taking advantage of the life-changing opportunities that NYLF Engineering provides, we encourage you to submit an application today.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Your tuition for NYLF Engineering 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 advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel, and program leadership.

    For over 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 12 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

    *There is a $80 nonrefundable roundtrip fee for shuttle service or a $40 fee for one-way shuttle service.

  • How many students share a room?

    Housing arrangements vary, depending upon the location. Most students will be housed two to three students to a room, and you will have your own bed. On occasion, there are single rooms available, but this varies by the housing site.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2022 NYLF Engineering program, students will stay on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology 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.

  • I am a student requiring specific accommodations. Can I still attend?

    Yes, we encourage you to enroll. Envision by WorldStrides believes in working with families to accommodate student needs and encourages the participation of students who feel prepared to meet the academic, social, physical, and emotional demands of the program environment. We may be able to provide appropriate auxiliary staff and services to assist students as needed if notified in advance. We encourage families, guardians, legal representatives, or educators to contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to discuss particular accommodations before applying for enrollment 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.

  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    At NYLF Engineering, 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.