Youth Trainings
Looking to build the next change agents for your mission? You’ve come to the right place. Youth have an opportunity to choose between two separate tracks at the National Leadership Forum: The National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) Key Essentials Abridged Edition and the Youth Summit Workshops. Both offer an experience for young coalition leaders.

NYLI Key Essentials
The NYLI is a one stop shop for young change agents. The NYLI is a “Youth-Led, Adult Guided” training experience designed to teach young coalition members and their adult advisors how to dismantle community problems as a team.

By training young people to be proficient in community assessment, problem analysis and comprehensive interventions, the NYLI transforms young people into social scientists. So if you recognize youth as not only the leaders of tomorrow but also leaders of today, then you’ll feel right at home with the NYLI! In this course an adult advisor is required to participate alongside youth during all training sessions.

Youth Summit Workshops
Youth from across the country are working to keep their communities’ safe, healthy and drug free!  These workshops are singular interactive workshops targeted to young coalition leaders who are looking to be energized and elevated for the mission ahead. Young leaders who have completed the NYLI Advanced may also want to take advantage of the Youth Summit as a way to continue building onto your progressive knowledge of community work. An adult advisor is not required, but encouraged, to participate in these workshops with their youth members.

Download the NYLI & Youth Summit Schedule and Consent Form

All youth must have a parent/guardian consent form submitted by January 16th in order to attend.

Questions about the Youth Programs? Email