Young Agents in Training
Looking to build the next generation of change agents for your mission? You’ve come to the right place. Choose between two exceptional separate tracks at the National Leadership Forum: The National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) Key Essentials: "Take It to the Hill" and the Youth Summit Training sessions. Both offer an experience for young coalition leaders.

NYLI Key Essentials: "Take It to the Hill"
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. It is a one stop shop for young change agents.

By training young people to be proficient in community assessment, problem analysis and comprehensive interventions, the NYLI transforms young leaders into agents of change. On 05 February 2015, all youth leaders are to report to the NYLI to prepare for “Mission Possible” back home and for action on Capitol Hill. In the NYLI, an adult advisor is required to participate alongside youth during all training sessions.

Youth Summit Training Sessions
Youth from across the country are working to keep their communities’ safe, healthy and drug free!  These sessions 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 sessions 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.

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