As many know, NYLC’s deepest roots are in camp experiences. Always challenging, often mosquito-ridden, and unfailingly life-changing, the National Youth Leadership Training has traveled from St. Louis, to the Cherokee Nation, to San Francisco.
This year, NYLC’s new Youth Leadership Training is coming to Minneapolis’ Augsburg University, Sept. 14-15 and is embedded with an exciting partner: the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Now, not only do participants get to explore their own identities and leadership skills, but they also get to hear from world leaders recognized for peace-building.
NYLC’s training is designed for young people entering grades 7-12 in the fall, both existing and potential youth leaders are invited to attend in partnership with an adult ally. It’s a great way to kick off a year of civic engagement, student leadership, and/or youth voice — as youths with similar interests learn from one another in the context of a much larger event — the only of its sort outside of the Nobel Peace Prize’s home base in Oslo, Norway.
In this new training, young people will function as a cohort, spending 75% of their time together in hands-on learning through simulations on the intersectionality of race, class, ethnicity, and geography, explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs.
They’ll share in the daily general sessions with the larger audience, hearing from inspiring leaders ranging from those who have worked to bring peace to Colombia after the world’s longest civil war, to those who are working for nuclear disarmament (I-CAN, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate).
Meanwhile, their adult allies will attend other sessions offered through the Forum, learning community- and peace-building strategies through workshop offerings, and rejoining their students at the end of each day for reflection and planning.
It’s a new take on a proven strategy. Register today to join us this fall for an inspiring time in the Twin Cities!
Two-day leadership training including access to Nobel Peace Prize laureates and selected world leaders.
Two-day access to Nobel Peace Prize Forum (discount of more than $30 off general admission), plus two training sessions with youth teams, and the opportunity to apply for a service-learning grant. All youths must be accompanied by an adult.