Developing Young Leaders


NYLC believes in the power of young people. Every day, we partner with youths and educators to realize our mission to drive student engagement through service-learning. NYLC develops young leaders by providing leadership opportunities, training, and resources to address issues that matter to them. With passion, creativity, and ingenuity, young people are changing the world.

Youth Leadership Training

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NYLC has delivered life-changing leadership training to young people from around the world for decades. Traveling to schools nationwide or hosting a range students from across the country in Minnesota, we provide young people opportunities for adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service-learning.

Project Ignition

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Project Ignition addresses teen-driver safety issues and empowers youth to lead campaigns that make measurable differences in their schools, their communities, and beyond. The impact is profound. The experiences are emotional. The lessons are unforgettable. Project Ignition students are saving lives.

Youth4Education

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Youth4Education is a youth-led movement to advance education equity — fairness, inclusion, and opportunity — through service-learning. As part of this campaign, young people and adult allies jointly raise awareness about education equity and create projects to affect change.