About National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security–Diplomacy, Intelligence & Defense
Making Your World a Safer Place
At NYLF National Security, students have a unique opportunity to talk directly with national security experts, learn about the latest intelligence strategies, and experience public service in action.
Washington, D.C. serves as the perfect stage for this dynamic, six-day program where outstanding high school students get an insider’s look at potential career paths, and then put everything they learn into practice in a challenging, hands-on simulation. NYLF National Security students also enjoy exclusive access to government agencies and one-on-one interactions with industry professionals.
Participating in NYLF National Security will enhance your leadership skills and ultimately introduce you to a possible career in America’s national security, intelligence, or diplomatic fields. While you experience campus life at the University of Maryland, College Park, you will form friendships with future colleagues that will last a lifetime and gain the tools you need to help make your dream a reality.
Please note: We are currently evaluating all aspects of NYLF National Security and may make changes to the curriculum or site visits to ensure the program meets the most up-to-date health and safety standards.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2020-2021 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.