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 hear directly from U.S. 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 high school students get an insider’s look at potential career paths, and then put everything they learn into practice during a challenging, hands-on simulation. NYLF National Security students also enjoy access to an exclusive college admissions panel, where they can have one-on-one interactions with representatives from universities, branches of service, military academies, government agencies, and private companies.
Participating in NYLF National Security will enhance your leadership skills and introduce you to numerous possible careers in national security, foreign affairs, intelligence, and defense. During your experience, you will form lifelong friendships with similarly motivated peers and understand the next steps to making your dreams a reality.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2022-2023 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.