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

Youth Voice & The Clinton Global Initiative


From NYLC CEO Kelita Bak. Last week, I was honored to have been invited to participate in Clinton Global Initiative – America 2015 on behalf of NYLC. Similar to NYLC, CGI places high value on cross-sector collaborations.  Like many of the other nearly 1,000 participants at this year’s convening, I was interested in finding potential additional … Continue reading Youth Voice & The Clinton Global Initiative