Using Service to End Domestic Violence


From Connor Kirkpatrick, NYLC Youth Advisory Council member. This past year, after becoming a Project Manager at the Advanced Leadership Academy through Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, I planned and implemented the Next Step Campaign: a campaign to end domestic violence within my home community in Denver, North Carolina by implementing service-learning projects and youth voice. … Continue reading Using Service to End Domestic Violence

What A Week Can Teach


From Giovanna Clemens, Youth4Education Lead Activist. NYLT was an eye-opening experience for me. Throughout the week I was exposed to my hidden flaws; flaws that revealed themselves to be fear of rejection, accepting things as they are without question, ignoring issues, and not stepping out of my comfort zone. As the week came to an … Continue reading What A Week Can Teach

Summer Picnic 2015


Yesterday afternoon, NYLC staff ventured out of the office and over to Como Park in St. Paul, Minn. for the Summer Staff Picnic, an annual celebration of goals achieved and beautiful weather (our window is small in Minnesota). In true Summer fashion, the event featured lawn games that included Cornhole, Croquet, and Ladder Golf, and … Continue reading Summer Picnic 2015

A Glimpse Into the 2015 National Youth Leadership Training


Yesterday marked the end of a week-long excursion into the north woods of Minnesota – the 2015 National Youth Leadership Training. The camp, which has decades-old roots at NYLC, brought together young people from across the United States, and even one camper from the State of Qatar. It was not NYLC’s first trek to the … Continue reading A Glimpse Into the 2015 National Youth Leadership Training