Great leaders learn from history. At JrNYLC, middle school students spend six days in and around the nation's capital, experience the power of democracy among the monuments, are inspired by exemplary stories of courage, collaborate to discover solutions to issues they face today, and spend a night in a museum.
During JrNYLC, Washington, DC will serve as a living classroom for students while they develop important leadership skills and enjoy the educational experience of a lifetime. With a focus on influential figures from American history and social advocacy, the program packed with fun and engaging site experiences as well as hands-on activities that bring the concepts and skills of effective leadership to life.
At JrNYLC, you will:
Reflect on the responsibility of public service in an exclusive Capitol Hill Experience (current 7th & 8th grade students only)
Study the consequences of leadership choices at Harpers Ferry Historic National Park (current 5th & 6th grade students only)
Enjoy a sleepover at the Maryland Science Center
Hear from an inspirational speaker
Create an action-oriented organization to inspire positive change
Participate in hands-on leadership-oriented simulations
Visit the National Museum of American HistoryVisit monuments and memorials, such as Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial
Join us in Washington DC and start your leadership journey!