national youth leadership council

A Model School Day

Attention! Early bird registration for Educate. Ignite. Transform. ends this Friday, December 18. Prices will never be lower again, so don’t miss out! Register here.

We wanted this year’s conference to feel like your dream school — one where young people are treated as equal partners and educators as thoughtful collaborators. As such, we’ve modeled our schedule after a school day.

NYLC is proud to present the keynote speaker for Educate. Ignite. Transform. — educator and human rights activist Naomi Tutu.

“Naomi Tutu is a powerful example of women making a difference in the world,” said NYLC’s Chief Operating Officer Amy Meuers. “The educators, students, and community leaders attending the event will have an amazing opportunity to learn a great deal from Tutu.”

Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all. In her speeches she blends this passion for human dignity with humor and personal stories.

These are just a sampling of the goings-on at #SLC16 — a model school day experience designed for you. Visit for more information.