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!
Cost and Session Information
We accept applications from self-starters and encourage all students (entering grades 10-12 grade next fall) with an interest in a medical career to apply.
Tuition for this 8-day residential NYLF Medicine Program at the University of Maryland is $1895 and session dates are June 16-21, June 23-28, July 7-12, July 14-19, July 21-26, and July 28-August 2, 2019 for 5th and 6th grades. Grades 7th and 8th will be held: June 17 – 26, July 1 – 10, and July 15 – 24, 2019.
The application process includes writing two short essays and providing the name of a teacher or mentor who can speak to your achievements and maturity and who may be contacted to provide supporting information.
To learn more about our acceptance criteria and other relevant application information, please visit our Admissions page.