Youth Need to Be Part of the Conversation


By Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO This week I had the opportunity to attend the Social Innovation Summit in Chicago, Ill. with leaders from around the country and across sectors (business, non-profit, foundation). The event is a unique combination of business innovation and social transformation. Everyone in attendance is looking for ways to address some of … Continue reading Youth Need to Be Part of the Conversation

A Generation of Leaders


Are you trying to nail down your summer 2017 plans? Look no further. We’ve got you covered. For decades, NYLC has hosted a summer camp that powers a generation of leaders. The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and helps to … Continue reading A Generation of Leaders

The Impact of Equity


To advance education equity is to make a meaningful entry into your community, to identify root causes of inequity, to engage and inspire peers, and to empower all youth to have a voice in their own education. The opportunity for all youth to thrive – regardless of access or means – and to be equipped … Continue reading The Impact of Equity

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

NYLC Honors Young Leader with Evan Dalgaard Leadership Award


At More Powerful Together, the 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®, the National Youth Leadership Council will be awarding the inaugural Evan Dalgaard Leadership Award, a recognition forged in the memory of former Youth Advisory Council Member Evan Dalgaard, who was tragically lost in a car crash in April of 2008. This award is given to … Continue reading NYLC Honors Young Leader with Evan Dalgaard Leadership Award