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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.

2024 Dates & Tuition

Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan June 16-23 | June 25-July 2 Mason College Credit $4,195
Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech * July 6-13 | July 15-22 Mason College Credit $4,195
Berkeley, CA University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus July 6-13 | July 15-22 Mason College Credit $4,195-$4,245
Boston, MA Olin College of Engineering July 6-13 Mason College Credit $4,195

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.

* This program is in no way sponsored by Georgia Institute of Technology, The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, or any other affiliated organization. NYLF Engineering is managed solely by Envision by WorldStrides.

** Call Admissions to enroll with your special grant. Not all grants, discounts, and scholarships can be combined.

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.
Immersive Engineering Workshops

Students will explore cutting-edge topics like Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Helicopter Electronics, and CAD Rocket Mechanical Engineering in a series of engaging workshops developed by Andrew Barry, Ph.D., an MIT grad and founder of Stage One Education.

Students visit a local engineering company.
Site Visits

See what your future may hold during a campus tour and a culturally enriching off-site excursion. With each visit you will gain a stronger understanding of campus life for engineering students and make memories exploring the local community with new friends. Students will also need to bring $15-$25 for one meal offsite.

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 by WorldStrides awards partial tuition assistance to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and eligibility for our WorldStrides Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship. LEARN MORE



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NYLF Engineering FAQs

  • Is National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering for me?

    This summer program is for you if you're a motivated high school student, in grades 9-11 during the 2023-2024 academic year, and you're 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 also accept students through our application process. If you haven't 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 35 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, providing shuttle service directly to the program site, and providing shuttle service back to the airport on Departure Day*
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 12 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 staff members with two-way communication devices


    *There is an additional fee for 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'll have your own bed. On occasion, there are single rooms available.

  • 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.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the summer 2024 NYLF Engineering program, students will stay on one of the following campuses: Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Olin College of Engineering, or the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 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.

  • What are the pre-program assignments? Do I have to do them?

    The first step of your leadership journey includes assessing your strengths and opportunities for growth. As part of your program, you'll have access to WorldStrides' newest digital platform: MyActionPath.

    WorldStrides has partnered with PAIRIN, a leader in career and life planning and assessment, to help our students along their lifetime learning journeys. The result of this partnership is MyActionPath—a personalized, virtual GPS that guides you along your desired career pathway and helps you identify ways to enhance your skills and achieve your goals. MyActionPath can assist you in deciding which professional field might suit you best, makes recommendations based on your goals and dreams, and provides you with educational and supportive resources. Before you arrive to your program location, you'll receive more information via email on how to begin this exciting career-planning journey.

  • 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'll have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.

  • Can I use the campus facilities (gym, pool, etc.)?

    Students are not permitted to use university facilities such as the pool or recreation center.

Have more questions? Check out the Envision FAQs.