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National Youth Leadership Forum

What Is the National Youth Leadership Forum? 

The National Youth Leadership Forum is a program that brings together young people from across the country.  The program includes leadership training, youth development, and community service projects.

 It’s run by the National 4-H Council and provides valuable opportunities for young people to develop skills and expand their horizons in an environment that fosters self-confidence and mutual respect. There are two main types of NYLF STEM programs which I talk about below.

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The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is a program run by Envision.

The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is a program run by Envision, an educational organization founded in 1985. The mission of Envision is to inspire and equip students with the skills and passion for being leaders.

Envision has several programs, including the National Youth Leadership Forum. NYLF provides high school students with leadership training to prepare them for college life and career success after college graduation.

NYLF’s goal is to help young people develop their leadership potential to positively influence society through their actions and decisions during the next decade of their lives.

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Envision runs the National Student Leadership Conference and the Oxford Leadership Academy.

In addition to the National Youth Leadership Forum programs, Envision also runs the National Student Leadership Conference and the Oxford Leadership Academy. The NSLC is a five-day program at Princeton University in June.

Each year, 50 high school students are selected nationwide through an application process to attend this summer leadership institute. At NSLC, participants participate in workshops led by college faculty on topics such as policy analysis, financial literacy, and technology skills.

Participants also meet with inspiring guest speakers such as former Secretary of State, who spoke at last year’s conference.

The Oxford Leadership Academy is an all-expenses-paid trip for high school students from across America whose goal is to develop strong leaders who will be able to tackle challenges facing our country today and tomorrow.

Students spend ten days living together at Oxford University in England, where they engage in rigorous academic coursework.

Taught by world-class professors from England and America along with daily field trips around London and Oxford, where they learn about British culture through historical visits like Buckingham Palace or Parliament Square (Westminster).

The National Youth Leadership Forum is specifically aimed at high school students with leadership potential.

The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) aims explicitly at high school students with leadership potential. Students must be 14–19 years old and enrolled in a U.S.-based high school or homeschooling program interested in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or medicine.

The program provides participants with opportunities to explore their interests through hands-on activities that promote leadership skills.

The coursework includes: exploring career options, developing leadership skills, learning about community service, and participating in team-building exercises.

This helps in developing life skills such as managing time wisely and communicating effectively with others. They also participate in community outreach projects such as tutoring sessions, where they will have the opportunity to help others learn new things while improving themselves at the same time.

 

There are four main types of National Youth Leadership Forum programs

There are four main types of National Youth Leadership Forum programs: NYLF Explore STEM,  NYLF Pathways to STEM, NYLF Medicine, and NYLF Law & CSI.

NYLF’s programs focus on developing STEM skills.

NYLF Explore STEM offers real-world STEM experiences for future innovators, engineers and doctors. Six days of impactful learning at one our eleven university program sites allows students to explore career options, increase confidence, and lead. Students also get to envision their future on a “Mission to Mars” with like-minded middle school students across the country.

NYLF Pathways to STEM offers a unique learning experience to bright and forward-thinking elementary students who will become next generation scientists, engineers, doctors, and software developers.

Through hands-on workshops and simulations, students learn by doing. Students can choose between the six-day Residential program or the five day Day program.

Below are the 2022 Dates and Tuition for NYLF Pathways to STEM:

LocationResidential DatesDay DatesTuition
Atlanta, GA – Agnes Scott CollegeJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1June 20-24 | June 27-July 1Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Berkeley, CA – University of California, Berkeley – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 17-22July 18-22Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Boston, MA – Babson College – Vaccination Required by VenueJune 26-July 1June 27-July 1Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Bowling Green, OH – Bowling Green State UniversityJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1June 20-24 | June 27-July 1Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Chicago, IL – Loyola UniversityJuly 17-22 | July 24-29July 18-22 | July 25-29Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Clemson, SC – Clemson UniversityJuly 9-14July 10-14Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Dallas, TX – University of Texas at DallasJuly 9-14 | July 17-22July 10-14 | July 18-22Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Denver, CO – University of DenverJuly 9-14 | July 16-21July 10-14 | July 17-21Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Houston, TX – University of HoustonJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1June 20-24 | June 27-July 1Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Los Angeles, CA – Occidental College – Vaccination Required by VenueJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1June 20-24 | June 27-July 1Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Memphis, TN – University of MemphisJuly 17-22July 18-22Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Miami, FL – University of MiamiJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1June 20-24 | June 27-July 1Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Minneapolis, MN – University of MinnesotaJuly 24-29July 25-29Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
New York, NY – St. John’s UniversityJuly 17-22 | July 24-29July 18-22 | July 25-29Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Philadelphia, PA – Villanova UniversityJune 18-23June 19-23Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Pittsburgh, PA – La Roche UniversityJune 26-July 1June 27-July 1Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Seattle, WA – Northwest UniversityJuly 9-14July 10-14Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
St. Louis, MO – Washington University in St. Louis – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 9-14July 10-14Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195
Trenton, NJ – Rider UniversityJuly 9-14July 10-14Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Washington, DC – Falls Church Marriott Fairview ParkJuly 10-15 | July 17-22 | July 24-29July 11-15 | July 18-22 | July 25-29Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295
Chapel Hill, NC – VENUE AND CITY UPDATE: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJuly 17-22 | July 24-29July 18-22 | July 25-29Res   $2,595
Day   $2,195

To attend NYLF Medicine, you must be in grades 9-11 during the 2021-2022 school year. Most of their students are either nominated by educators or selected through their academic partnerships, but they accept a small number of students through their competitive application process.

Below are the 2022 dates and tuition for National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine:

CITYLOCATIONDATESADD-ONSTUITION
Atlanta, GAEmory University – Vaccination Required by VenueJune 11-19 | June 23-July 1 | July 23-31Mason College Credit$3,795
Berkeley, CAUniversity of California, Berkeley – Vaccination Required by VenueJune 11-19 | June 21-29 | July 5-13Mason College Credit$3,895
Boston, MATufts University – Vaccination Required by VenueJune 11-19 | June 23-July 1Mason College Credit$3,795
Houston, TXRice UniversityJune 19-27 | July 9-17Mason College Credit$3,795
Los Angeles, CAUniversity of California, Los AngelesJune 19-27 | July 16-24Mason College Credit$3,895
Los Angeles, CAUniversity of California, Los AngelesJuly 3-11Mason College Credit$3,795
New York, NYSt. John’s UniversityJuly 5-13 | July 16-24 | July 27-August 4Mason College Credit$3,795
Raleigh-Durham, NCUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillJune 19-27 | July 9-17 | July 23-31Mason College Credit$3,795
St. Louis, MOWashington University in St. Louis – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 22-30Mason College Credit$3,795
Washington, D.C.University of Maryland, College ParkJune 19-27 | July 5-13 | July 16-24Mason College Credit$3,795

Note: Tuition doesn’t cover transportation to and from the program. Students who attend certain high schools and college programs can be eligible to get college credit through George Mason University.

NYLF Law & CSI gives students six days of unforgettable experience in Washington, D.C. will help you get on the right track to a career as a criminal investigator (CSI) or in law. This extraordinary opportunity allows you to interact with experts and gain valuable hands-on experience.Below are the 2022 dates and tuition for NYLF Law & CSI:

CITYLOCATIONDATESTUITION
Atlanta, GAEmory University – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 9-14 | July 16-21Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Berkeley, CAUniversity of California, Berkeley – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 24-29 | July 31-August 5Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Boston, MABabson College – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 17-22Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295*
Bowling Green, OHBowling Green State UniversityJuly 17-22Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295*
Chicago, ILLoyola UniversityJuly 9-14Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Dallas, TXUniversity of Texas at DallasJune 19-24 | June 26-July 1Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Denver, COUniversity of DenverJune 26-July 1Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Los Angeles, CAOccidental College – Vaccination Required by VenueJuly 9-14 | July 16-21Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
New York, NYSt. John’s UniversityJune 26-July 1 | July 9-14Res   $2,795
Day   $2,395*
Philadelphia, PAVillanova UniversityJune 26-July 1 | July 9-14Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295*
Winston-Salem, NCVENUE AND CITY UPDATE: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)June 19-24Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295*
Winston-Salem, NCVENUE AND CITY UPDATE: Sheraton Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)June 26-July 1Res   $2,695
Day   $2,295*

You can learn more about the National Youth Leadership Forum at their website.

If you’re interested in learning more about the National Youth Leadership Forum, consider visiting their website. You can learn about their programs and how they help youth leaders develop into successful leaders.

You can also read testimonials from alumni and stories from alumni who have been part of their program. If you visit the site now and click on “videos” or “news” on the top navigation bar, there will be a video for you to watch showcasing some of the fantastic things NYLF has done over its history.

Conclusion

Youth leadership is a great way to get into the world of science and meet new people. It’s also a great way to learn about yourself and your community and how it functions.

There are many types of youth groups, such as sports teams, clubs, or even online communities, where you can be part of something bigger than yourself.

Whatever type suits you best, why not try it? Who knows what could happen next?

Other resources:

My post about the National Academy Of Future Physicians is here.

My post about the National Society Of High School Scholars is here.

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