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Our Youth Leadership Programs
The Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC) offers dynamic experiential education programs that focus on leadership development and inspire high-achieving young people from around the world to achieve their full potential.
CYLC’s young leaders meet with high-ranking government officials, members of Congress, diplomats, media figures and more—all while partaking in a diverse curriculum and interactive signature simulations. Students gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, briefings and events—all of which contribute to the rarest academic experience of a lifetime.
Middle School Programs
Junior National Young Leaders Conference
The Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) is a unique leadership development program. JrNYLC introduces students to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills. Learn more.
Junior National Young Leaders Conference Alumni Boston
The Junior National Young Leaders Conference Alumni Boston (JrNYLC Alumni Boston) is held exclusively for alumni of JrNYLC, and enables students, through an in-depth exploration of the leaders who forged our nation, to build upon the important concepts of leadership they were introduced to and which they have already begun to apply in their own lives. Learn more
National Young Leaders State Conference
The National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) is a leadership program created especially for that critical time of transition when young people are leaving middle school and entering high school. Learn more.
High School Programs
National Young Leaders Conference
The National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) offers top students from across the
the opportunity to discuss and debate current events and leading issues with national leaders. Learn more.
Global Young Leaders Conference
The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) offers students from countries around the world the unique opportunity to explore global leadership issues with world leaders in Washington, D.C. and New York City or in select cities around the world. Learn more.