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Envisionaries Say the Most Amazing Things...

Envision programs deliver career-oriented experiential learning experiences like no other. But don’t just take our word for it! Our success speaks for itself. See what our Envisionaries (Envision alumni), parents, and teachers have to say about the “a-ha!” moments and hands-on, life-changing experiences that result from attending one of our programs.

Testimonials

Envision

"Sarah truly enjoyed her experience. She is an excellent student, and I am very glad she got a chance to expand her ideas and learn more. She is eager to bring back some of what she learned to our Student Council. Thank you for the opportunity."

- Oropeza A.

GYLC

"Getting to experience diverse cultures from all over the world and the simulations that helped with critical thinking and solution finding."

- Acadia S.

NYLF Medicine

"In speaking with Olivia she shared many positive experiences which have, in her words, 'opened her eyes' to the many different paths to follow in the medical field. Having the opportunity to view a surgery in live stream and have questions answered by the surgeon make a huge impression on her. Olivia went into the program leaning toward forensic medicine and came out realizing there are many more avenues in the medical field she could pursue. She felt the program was well organized and provided her able opportunity to interact with both other students and adults."

- Alan B.

JrNYLC Alumni program
Alex S.

"My favorite part of this program experience were the trips to different historical sites in Massachusetts. I personally enjoy sightseeing and learning through experience, so it was a lot of fun for me to go to a new location every day."

- Alex S.

NYLF Business Innovation

"I loved making new friends and I love the fact that I came into this program with no business related skills or any knowledge. I left with the confident choice of making this a career."

- Alexandra P.

Intensive Law & Trial
Alexandria R.

"My favorite part of the program was the lectures given by the law professors at Stanford. I think they both helped give me a feel of college lectures and taught me valuable information for the law field."

- Alexandria R.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

“There are many more hands-on learning opportunities during the program, and you interact more with your peers. Plus, there are more team building activities than in a traditional classroom.”

- Amelia F.

NYLF Explore STEM

"For me, that is the magic of GYLC, understanding cultural division, respect and coexisting with other people's beliefs."

- Amy M.

NYLF Explore STEM

"Lauren had a wonderful time.  She has happily shared her story of great experiences & new friends made.  I knew she would be an excellent candidate for your program!"

- Amy N.

NYLF Law & CSI

Law&CSI

"Thank you @envisionexp for such an amazing experience."

❤️ #NYLF #TryMyFuture #Law&CSI

- Andrea P.

NYLF Law & CSI

"I learned to interact with new people which was really good for me."

- Annabelle H.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"She is a very shy person, and I thought this program would not only enrich her education, but also help her to gain more confidence in herself and her abilities. I am thrilled that she was able to attend! Thank you."

- Anne M.

International Scholar Laureate Program

"Being a part of the Envision (International Scholar Laureate Program) changed me and the trajectory of my graduate study focus and career! I studied in Australia in 2013, gained a passion for International Mental Health, acquired great friends that I still keep in contact with and a mentor that has been very impactful. I recommend this organization to high school and college students all the time with hopes that they will participate and have their lives changed for the better! It was worth EVERY PENNY! Thank you Envision!"

NYLF

"I had finally found a place that I felt at home. At NYLF, I was a part of something and I was able to be myself in the process. To me that means everything."

Envision

"This whole experience was something to remember, it helped me to become a better leader and also a better person. Just the whole atmosphere of the program was fantastic. All the history and monuments were breathtaking. I would go back again!"

GYLC

"For me, that is the magic of GYLC, understanding cultural division, respect and coexisting with other people's beliefs."

GYLC

"These people made my short stay at ‪#‎GYLC a magical one. In 10 days they became my friends for life and will always miss you guys ‪ #‎friends  #‎TryMyFuture"

GYLC

"I miss all the amazing people and friends for life from all around the world and my LGM and the best FA ever @christiberli (who is in the pic!) and just the entire #GYLC2015 experience of model UN, leadership, cultural exposure, and fun! By far the most unique and unforgettable experience! Wish I was there #takemeback"

Envision

@envisionexp THANK YOU FOR THE BEST 9 DAYS OF MY LIFE AND THANK YOU FOR THE NEW FAMILY YOU GAVE ME. #trymyfuture

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"Riley loved it. She thought if was very informative, fun, and educational."

- Audrey M.

Envision

"The whole structure of the conferences is geared toward giving students the tools they need to become effective leaders in their schools, communities, and in their careers. It’s amazing how much a student will change by the end of a conference. Envision allows of the growth of knowledge and confidence in a safe, fun, and educational environment."

- Moelker B.

Envision

"I believe that attending an Envision program has a lasting impact on students because they will continue to draw upon the experiences, training, and developmental tools provided by the staff and other students for years to come."

- Williams B.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"Bradley was ecstatic about the time he spent with the program over the summer. He was very appreciative of the opportunity."

- Brandy R.

JrNYLC

"Ella made several lifelong connections which will help her continue to develop as a leader. Her experience in DC was very positive and she would recommend the conference to others her age."

- Breonda Z.

GYLC

"All in all, I believe the experience was crucial to his growth and development."

- Candice Y.

NYLF Business Innovation

"My favorite part was the Venture Capital Fair because I feel that it was a very interesting challenge that we faced head-first and that I got a lot out of it and learned multiple skills for handling investers."

- Carol Z.

NYLF Medicine

"Caroline had a fantastic experience attending this forum…she had a positive experience that really helped her define and solidify her aspiration to go into the medical field."

- S. Reardon, Canton High School, Canton, MA

GYLC

"It definitely gave Catherine a vision on what she wants to pursue in the future and made her believe that a 16-year old can make a huge difference."

- Carolyn R.

NYLF Medicine

"My favorite part of the program was the knee surgery broadcast--it was personally the most inspiring because it was complex and had to do with real life practice rather than just medical schooling."

- Cherokee E.

NYLF Medicine

"Helana stated that the experience was excellent and suggests it to other students interested in medicine. Enjoyed the small group atmosphere, the communication with professionals and the opportunities available through the experience. Loved the lab tours and field trips also."

- Christina S.

GYLC
Daniella Marie K.

"This conference was truly a life changing experience as well as truly enjoyable. I highly recommend this program for anyone as it beautifully merges work and travel in less than 2 weeks."

- Daniella M.

GYLC

"Julia loved her program and would do it again.  She said she learned a lot of things and had a lot of fun and would recommend it to everyone."

- David S.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"I visited with Drayton at the beginning of this school year and I am impressed with his amazing growth and development into a more mature learner, one who seems more focused and clear about his future goals within our STEM program."

- Debbie K.

NYLF Explore STEM

"It was the first time our daughter was away from home. She returned more confident and open to new ideas."

- Deborah F.

NYLF Medicine
NYLF Boston Touched a Brain

"We all touched human brains today. We're practically surgeons." #GroupBrown #NYLFMed

- Diego S.

NYLF Medicine

"My child was impacted by the overall program. What I really enjoyed her talking about was knowing what it takes to be successful in med school; what it takes to get into med school and the dedication and passion to be in the field of medicine."

- Donna B.

NYLF National Security

"Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with @envisionexp alumni scholars!"

- Duncan Y.  @duncanyoung

Envision

"Elizabeth is grateful that this program allowed her the opportunity to have such a wonderful experience. She was able to interact with young people of different cultures and learn how their thinking is different from or aligns with hers. She has made some friends and they keep in contact on social media. She is still interested in international relations but now realizes that there are many more choices than she realized and is very upbeat about her future.
Thank you on behalf of Elizabeth."

- Evelyn M.

Envision

"It was gratifying to see Elizabeth so happy and excited, bubbling over, telling me about it. Clearly, she had a valuable and happy experience."

- Petersen E.

Intensive Law & Trial

"My favorite part of the experience was being around a group of likeminded individuals, with an open mind and an open heart. I very much enjoyed the trip to Fisherman's Wharf and meeting great people, I will definitely remember the people and experience."

- Ecab A.

GYLC

"We are sure, after talking to her, that this experience will enhance her leadership skills, her use of the English language, her knowledge of this globalized world."

- Edistio C.

NYLF Explore STEM

"I liked the teamwork games as it brought all of us together. They were really fun and taught me about working better with a diverse group of individuals."

- Elizabeth W.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"William attended the NYLF Engineering & Technology program this past summer. William described it as 'one of the best experiences of his life.'"

Elvira C.

NYLF Law & CSI

"The new friends I was able to make and the confidence that I seemed to gain from this program! I'm not as shy like I was before. "

- Emily A.

JrNYLC

"I liked meeting people from around the country, because I go to a private school and know and talk to the same 50 people every day."

- Emily H.

NYLF Law & CSI

"Getting an opportunity to meet new people and learn how to collaborate and communicate better in a group. As well as learning about a career field that interests me."

- Emily R.

JrNYLC

"I loved the 'my day in office' simulation because it was fun, but challenging at the same time."

- Erin G.

NYLF Medicine

"My favorite part of this program was when we went to PRO EMS / Rhode Island Sim Center. This is my favorite because it helped us learn new things such as how to do CPR and IV's."

- Farheen J.

GYLC

"My favourite part of this conference was learning how to further enhance my leadership skills, as they are not the best. Also, I deepened my cross-cultural skills with meeting friends from literally all over the world."

- Fayokunmi A.

NYLF Explore STEM

"I enjoyed the medical simulation because we improved collaboration and communication skills to try and prevent a large pandemic. Also, it felt so real and it was cool to feel the actual stress these  people would have when working on these projects."

- Garrett G.

NYLF Medicine
"Sean spoke to me about his experience at NYLF Medicine. I must say I never saw a student that excited! He was so impressed with the speakers from the CDC and the NIH. Being part of the program confirmed how he will continue onto medical school and become a heart surgeon. I am looking forward to recommending more students in the future."

- Giannico C. 

NYLF Medicine

"Megan had a very positive experience at the NYLF in Medicine in Houston this past June. She is very encouraged and motivated about now becoming a Registered Nurse and then a Nurse Practioner."

- Gina S.

GYLC

"Damián has had an unforgettable and invaluable experience. It will contribute and reinforce his plans for the future."

- Gladys M.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"My favorite thing about the program was how it got me to come out of my shell. At home, I tended to be more shy and reserved. This experience has made me less afraid to share my ideas with other."

Gregory A.

JrNYLC

“The program gave me the confidence to pursue a career that I really care about without the fear of judgement. It gave me the confidence in myself to trust the choices I make.”

- Hanley E.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"My favorite portion of the Envision Experience was being able to connect with other students who have a similar interest for careers as me."

- Harrison S.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"Skylar is ready to go back. She enjoyed every bit of it. I am so glad that she got to attend. I hope in the future I can get more children to attend."

- Heather R.

GYLC

"My favourite part was the simulation because by becoming foreign minister I got to step out of my comfort zone and do something that I would have thought I never achieved."

- Helen B.

JrNYLC

“The main benefit of JrNYLC is students acquire leadership skills they will use for the rest of their lives.”

     - Ileana C., Parent of JrNYLC Alumna


Intensive Law & Trial

“The program helped me realize that I am good at something when I put my mind to it, and that I definitely want to pursue a career in law.”

       - Isabella R.

NYLF Medicine

"Great impact on my daughter's self-confidence about what to expect of life in college and career. This program was very well thought through."

- Ivan P.

Envision

"Envision programs help students prepare for college by giving them an opportunity to travel on their own in a highly structured environment that allows them to make good decisions."

- Fernandez J.

Envision

"Melina had a fantastic experience in Washington. Her parents are very proud, and I have seen her grow a lot since returning from her trip. She is more vocal and takes charge more. You have a wonderful program, and I hope that more of my students can attend this in the future."

- Gricco J. 

Envision

"Diedra's experience was positive, and I believe she grew in many ways, one of the most important being that the Forum helped her define what she really wants to do with her career."

- Syltie J.

GYLC

"She was especially inspired by a student who had started a charity and this challenged Sarah to think about the things that she could be doing for her community to bring about positive change."

- Jade G.

JrNYLC

"This program was a life-changing experience for Evan. I hope that he continues to attend your program. Thank you."

- Jennalee C.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"I met a lot of new people and was able to experience something that is hard to find in my school. To be around so many people who love engineering or who have a passion for technology was very exciting and made me more involved with the work."

- Jennifer A.

NYLF Explore STEM

"My favorite part of this program was meeting others like me who are interested in STEM fields. It was such an awesome and unique opportunity to make friends who share my interest in academics."

- Jessica W.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"The programming and playing of the helicopters and the robot. I got to experience how it would be like to work with mechanical engineer skills which aided me in finding out whether I enjoy that field in engineering or not."

- Jessica Y.

GYLC

"She learnt how to express her own opinion clearly and stand up for her ideas. The opportunity if meeting students from other cultures and contexts made the experience truly enriching."

- Jo K.

JrNYLC

"Sydney was chosen to speak on the last day. I think it changed her life...knowing that she can make a difference."

- John M., parent

NYLF Medicine

"I enjoyed going to the medical school and touring and speaking with professors and students. It gave me the insight I needed for planning for medical school."

- John P.

NYLF Explore STEM

"I really enjoyed the talks about college. I have a specific field that I plan on pursuing and this program really helped me gain more insight on more specific paths in this field."

- Jonathan F.

NYLF Law & CSI

"My favorite part was being able to create new friends because it has helped with my communication skills and being more confident. Also the program was great in helping me with seeing more into the area of forensics."

- Jordan L.

NYLF Medicine

"Through the program I learned about the field of public health, which is something I have decided I want to spend the rest of my life studying."

- Joseph S.

JrNYLC

JrNYLC

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JrNYLC

"Thank you Envision for granting me the opportunity to spend this past week in DC at the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC)!"

- Julianna F.

JrNYLC

"My favorite part of the experience was when we did the Respect activity, when one steps over a line on the floor based on if the situation stated by the FA applies to them. I like this because it deepend my understanding of myself and my classmates."

- Justin R.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare

"The hands-on activities and access to experts in the medical field made a career in medicine seem realistic and achievable to my daughter."

- Kristina B.

NYLF Pathways to STEM
Kim F.

"Our son enjoyed learning from all areas of the STEM program. Each part enabled him to grow academically and learn something new in the different fields presented throughout the week."

- Kim F.

Intensive Law & Trial

"The mock trial at the end was my daughter's favorite part and seemed to be a culmination of everything she learned in the program leading up to that."

- Kelley M.

Intensive Law & Trial

"My favorite part of this experience was the mock trial. I feel like it gave me a more insight on the field I want to go in and what it's really like to be in court. I also feel like I got to experience what it's like to be both an attorney and witness."

- Karanjot K.

NYLF Explore STEM

"My favorite part was the simulation for the STEM careers in Medicine. It was very fun and enjoyable. It also correctly showed how challenging life can be I some points and that you have to find a way to overcome them."

- Karimah B.

Intensive Law & Trial

"I loved being able to collaborate and assess a case with peers as if we were actually going to court, mock trial was a fantastic experience."

- Katie O.

GYLC

"During the program she realised that although participants were from diverse backgrounds, they all shared similar apprehensions that slowly dissipated through interactions and the realisation that all possessed that same basic traits of humanity."

- Kendal L.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare

"My favorite part of the experience was meeting such wonderful and amazing people that i could connect to in many ways. As for the program itself, my favorite part was going into the anatomy lab and being able to work on the human cadaver."

- Kendall L.

GYLC

“GYLC gave me first-hand experience into the lives of diplomats and offered a brilliant networking opportunity.”

- Kern G.

GYLC

"Attending the GYLC was the most memorable time of his life which gave him the opportunity to interact with the brightest scholars, distinguished professional and warmest individuals from all across the globe."

- Khadija M.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare

"My favorite part of this experience was going to the trauma center and experiencing the high intensity of trauma life. Also, meeting amazing individuals who mostly have the same drive and life goals as I have."

- Kimberly M.

Envision

"David was wildly enthusiastic about your program. He will reap benefits of the experience for a lifetime."

- DeVoss L.

Envision

"Will's experience was very positive. Will made friends that he continues to keep in touch with. I can see his confidence, sense of personal power, and responsibility expanding as a result of this experience. Thank you for all the work you do to make it possible!"

- Draper L.

Envision

"The programs challenge students to step outside their comfort zones and rise to meet high standards of responsibility, self-confidence, and action."

- Fernandez L.

Envision

"The conferences offer students a unique college experience during their pre-college years. Similar to a college setting is the chance to live and learn with like-minded individuals from varying social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. An atmosphere such as this challenges students to become collaborators and problem solvers with their peers unlike what they experience at home. This definitely primes them for a 21st century college experience."

- Lang L.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"Blane thoroughly enjoyed NYLF Engineering & Technology. He met some interesting young friends who he remains in contact with, one from Arizona and another from New Jersey."

Larry N.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"I really enjoyed working on material that I was interested. In school, I'm not given much of an option, and I have to take some courses that I don't really like. But here, I actually work on material that will be beneficial to my career."

- Lonna N.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare
Lydia W.

"I really enjoyed the visit to the trauma center. It solidified my decision to follow a premed track in college and allowed me to see the atmosphere and activities I would participate in if I were to become involved with trauma."

- Lydia W.

NYLF Medicine

"Alison actually attended the NYLF Medicine. She said it was an incredible program that she enjoyed very much."

- Lynn E. 

NYLF Law & CSI

"My favorite part of the program was the group I was in because I met a lot of great people who were just like me that helped my gain confidence and leadership skills. Also, I really enjoyed the law speakers."

- Mackenzie D.

NYLF Medicine

"These Past 13 Days Have Been A Life Changing Experience Thanks To The @envisionexp Team." #NYLFMed #TryMyFuture

- Maria J.

NYLF Medicine

"I really enjoyed how much I learned about medical school and the different options I can pursue throughout college, med school, and my career. I also enjoyed making new friends who came from all across the world just to attend this forum."

- Marilyn R.

Envision

"The envision program was amazing. It opened my eyes about how there are so many job opportunities in our government and it's really changed my thoughts of where I want to go with my career path. Thank you guys so much making some of my dreams come true."

- Marissa A.

GYLC

"Renato was impressed with the organization of the program and also with the students brought from all different parts of the world. I am sure it was a positive experience for Renato."

- Maristela I.

Intensive Law & Trial
Maritza Z.

"I really enjoyed preparing for the mock trial and learning about techniques used by attorneys in direct and cross examinations! I believe it was very informative and becoming an 'attorney' for a few days and learning to think like one really inspired me."

- Maritza Z.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"Crew told me about the experience he had there this summer and said it was outstanding! He thought the overall subject matter, presentations, pace and workload were perfect.  He never was bored and he liked everything he was exposed to."

Mark W.

NYLF Explore STEM

"After talking with Gwen and her parents, I learned that she had an invaluable experience. Not only did she get to explore and learn through a unique hands-on experience, she also was afforded the opportunity to be independent and make new friends."

- Mary C.

NYLF Medicine

"Avery attended the NYLF Medicine, and she had an amazing experience. Her enthusiasm and excitement as she shared her experience truly impressed me. She highly recommends the program and she hopes other students from our school will attend."

- Mary L.

GYLC

"Great program, I sent my oldest daughter a few years ago and it was instrumental in helping my girl to impact her social environment. Both in school as well as out, she has utilized the methodologies learned up in DC. She was also able to sit and talk about real issues facing Hawaii and her generation, with Tulsi Gabbard!"

- Matt B.

NYLF Business Innovation

"My favorite part was the market place simulations because they helped us think as if we were actually adapting to a real world market with real situations"

- Megan K.

NYLF Explore STEM

"Ainslie reported that the had the most amazing experience at the STEM conference."

- Melissa R.

NYLF Medicine

"Amy Masterson was interested in the medical field but unsure of what area would be a good fit for her. She was motivated to attend your program this year just prior to her senior year. She wanted to find the path that would help direct her with her college selections. Amy came back to school excited. She was very happy with NYLF Medicine and has found her niche: anesthesiologist. This was a great step forward for her."

- Mitch C.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare
Morgan K.

"I enjoyed the simulation patient interview because It provided a realistic experience as to what physicians can expect. It also provided me with keen insight as to various skill sets I can improve in work on in order to better myself as a physician."

- Morgan K.

NYLF Medicine

"Andrea attended the NYLF Medicine program. She enjoyed the small group interaction as well as several guest speakers including the cardiothoracic surgeon and gynecologist. Her medical knowledge was expanded during the mock triage including interesting facts to know during surgeries. She plans to attend the Advanced summer program in 2016."

- Mychel J.

GYLC

"According to him, it was an eye-opener to the beautiful possibility of putting people from around the globe together and creating plans for the future."

- Nicole C.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"My favorite part was learning Python. Even though it was challenging, it allowed me to learn a new language that I can practice on and use later in my engineering career, if I choose to be an engineer."

- Orlino R.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"My daughter loved being on her own for a week. I really love the new independence that this program has taught her."

- Pebble C.

Envision

"Beth is a wonderful young lady with many positive qualities. I am very pleased she was able to attend and receive a wonderful experience. She is an outstanding leader with a great future ahead of her! She worked very hard to be able to attend! Congratulations Beth! You have gained more knowledge and made great memories!"

- Pam D.

Envision

"Michael was glowing about how much he enjoyed the experience, how much he learned, and how it affirmed what he wanted to further study as a career."

- P. Yates

NYLF Explore STEM

"My favorite part of this experience was that idea that I was a college student for a week because I was always interested in what college was like and this gave me a good idea."

- Paul C.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"I really liked the workshops and simulation exercises, especially the digital electronics and helicopter activities. I'm taking a class in digital electronics at my school next semester and this made me more ready and excited for it. Also, the helicopter workshop."

- Paulina I.

Envision

"Confidence is the most important benefit a student achieves from attending an Envision program. This comes in many forms: the courage to voice your opinion in a room full of strangers, the initiative to work and lead in a new group of students, and in general, the courage…to learn something new."

- R. Perillo

JrNYLC

"Brody thought it was exciting and he learned a lot about team building and leadership. He said that all the other students were nice, and they seemed to make friends fast. He said he would do this program again and will recommend it to his friends."

- Renae L.

GYLC

"Also by participating in the meetings he gained a better vision of the future. It's been a most rewarding experience and I am looking forward to GYLC 2016!"

- Rocio A.

Envision

"My student, Daemen, enjoyed his trip to the NYLF very much. He has shared with me his experience and that he is planning on coming back next year. It made a very positive impact on him with his studies and work in my classroom especially."

- S. Uyehara
NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare

"My favorite part of the program was visiting the University of Maryland Medical School and learning about the medical school then visiting the anatomy lab in the medical lab. I also enjoyed meeting other students who were like minded and equally as passionate."

- Sabrina K.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"Vlada enjoyed studying CSI, Medical and Engineering/Robotics. It seems she had a very positive learning experience and felt it helped her think about inventions and how to help people in an effective way."

- Sally B.

NYLF Law & CSI

"My favorite part was the mock trial we put on because it sparked even more of a love for law."

- Samantha F.

NYLF Explore STEM

"Natalie loved her time this summer at the NYLF Explore STEM program.  She was super excited about her experience and told me that she would remember it for a lifetime."

- Sandy S.

NYLF Engineering & Technology

"My favorite part of this program experience was getting to interact with people of different cultures. I believe that getting to know people who are different is vital to developing leadership skills."

- Sanjidah H.

NYLF Law & CSI

"The most favorite part of this program experience was listening to the speakers because they gave me insight on the field i want to go into and the steps I need to take to get there."

- Sarah A.

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Healthcare

"My favorite part of the program was when the neuroethics speaker spoke to us about the brain. I loved it because he was very energetic and fun, and also his speech about the correlation of the brain, the self, and the mind was very insightful."

- Sarah D.

NYLF Medicine

"Caroline had a fantastic experience attending this forum and felt that she had a positive experience that really helped her define and solidify her aspiration to go into the medical field."

- Sean R.

GYLC

"João has returned to school (in Brazil) with a great new perspective on leadership! He has shared with me that he will be applying the concepts that he learned during the event."

- Shalomir S.

NYLF Medicine

"Getting to see how much more there is to medicine than she thought. She had to use communication and critical thinking more than science at times."

- Shawnette A.

NYLF Medicine

"It gave him more self confidence and a clearer direction as far as what he needs to do to get where he wants to be."

- Sherrill T.

NYLF Medicine

"Kevin thoroughly enjoyed the conference. He liked that he met so many people from different states. He was impressed with the knee surgery experience. the conference confirmed his goal of medicine. He is not sure yet what area he will be focus on."

- Sister R. 

JrNYLC

"Douglas enjoyed JrNYLC. It was the first time he had been away from home, but he felt at home. It was an opportunity not only to go to Washington D.C., but also to meet people from all over the country, experience fun simulations, and create a memory that will last forever."

- Sonya O.

NYLF Explore STEM

"My favorite part of this experience was when we created a simulation of when Bird Flu started infecting people. This was my favorite because we got to collaborate as a class and see how a real crisis would be dealt with."

- Sophia G.

GYLC

"Irene had a great experience attending the GYLC Program. She explored new worlds! Her first comments were about the 'wonderful and smart kids' she met."

- Stamatia M.

GYLC

"He is visibly more enthusiastic about tasks he has encountered. I believe the Global Young Leaders Conference has also helped him to develop better communication skills and therefore, he does not shy away from responsibility as much as he used to."

- Stephen B.

GYLC

"The diversity of students who attend was spectacular, I arrived with 4 students from my own school and honestly didn't see them the entire trip because I made such incredible friends from my LGM group."

- Stine I.

NYLF Explore STEM

"Kenneth felt that the program gave him a sense of freedom and independence. Of the STEM area focused on each day for a week, the robotics section was the most interesting."

- Susan F.

Envision

"Amber had a life-changing experience in your program. Upon her return, she came in to all of my Anatomy classes and spoke to them in detail of the knowledge and experience she gained, the contacts she made, and overall how wonderful the event was. Thank you for providing our students with this great opportunity!"

- T. Caracciolo               

Envision

"Envision prepares students for the college experience by living on a college campus and actually experiencing the sights, sounds, and students."

- Donovan T.

GYLC

"At GYLC, we not only learned how to become great leaders but also made so many lifelong friends. It inspires you to be the change you want to see in the world."

- Tanvi B.

GYLC

"All in all, it was a very positive experience for her and she is most appreciative of having the opportunity to be involved."

- Teresa B.

JrNYLC

"My FAVORITE part of the program was the PRESIDENTIAL simulation. I liked it because it was very fun and challenging"

- Tiffany W.

GYLC

"GYLC provided her with necessary tools, knowledge and skills to enable her to be of good contribution to the organizations she belongs to."

- Timothy C.

GYLC

"Harriett truly enjoyed the experience and found it to be interesting and stimulating with regard to communication processes, social interaction, teamwork and some aspects/elements relating to leadership qualities and skills requirements."

- Tony C.

NYLF Law & CSI

"I really enjoyed hearing from an array of different jobs in the carrer field. I think it really helped me in preparation for applying to colleges and deciding what it is i would like to do."

- Toria D.

GYLC

"Had one of the best times in my life at #GYLC. Every one should go, its a step ahead into the future! @envisionexp"

- @LC_fm

Envision

"The Press Panel was the highlight of my time here at Envision. It truly was an amazing opportunity and provided me with the insight of a future job path I may want to pursue."

- Tyler M.

NYLF Pathways to STEM

"Kiana was very excited about the program. She said she enjoyed every day & everything that she did. She also told me she is looking forward to having the opportunity to participate again."

- Tyna H.

NYLF Law & CSI

"My favorite part was experiencing all the new things. This is unlike anything I've ever done, I'm extremely proud of how my self confidence grew. I think I changed drastically and I really enjoyed that part of the program. Making new friends was great"

Victoria I.

GYLC

"I believe, his exposure given by GYLC to diverse socio-cultural groups enable Raphael to relate to different people regardless of their ethnicity, socio-economic status, or political belief."

- Virzon S.

Intensive Law & Trial
Wendy W.

"Allowing my daughter the opportunity to experience a possible career option prior to entering college. The program also afforded her the opportunity to work on a college level and interact with a wide array of students while still in high school."

- Wendy W.

JrNYLC Alumni program

"JrNYLC Alumni has given me the inspiration and motivation to pursue leadership and service opportunities that seemed unreachable; and have taught me skills that I use every day, and now, teach to others.”

-Will E.

NYLF Medicine

"My favorite part was when my group went to Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) because the simulations were fascinating and realistic simulations that doctors themselves used to improve their surgical skills. Also, I'm from Houston therefore it showed me possible places to volunteer."

- Xochitl L.