National Youth Leadership Institute

NSLA's NYLI is a leadership training program for student and staff leaders, many of whom have won our Summer Learning Award. NYLI offers a chance for them to come together to share best practicesand NYLI coincides with National Summer Learning week, and each day there is a special focus such as STEM, Literacy, Arts, Health, and more.

National Youth Leadership Institute

NSLA aims to improve the lives of America’s most vulnerable students by promoting the importance of the critical summer months when achievement and opportunity gaps grow most significantly between lower and higher income students.
As part of that mission, NSLA has created the National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI), a showcase of the best exemplars of high impact curriculum and program partners. NYLI brings together students and staff from NSLA’s award winning programs around the country to Washington, DC for a week-long celebration of summer learning.
  • Programs are invited to nominate one rising 9th-12th grader and one staff member to attend the Institute July 10-14, 2023 in Washington, DC during Summer Learning Week.
  • Housing and conference will all be held at the beautiful and historic campus of The American University, providing each participant with safety and convenience. Transportation to and from DC, housing, and meals for the week will be provided.
  • NSLA will offer networking and leadership development opportunities for staff.Click here to nominate a student and staff member. For more information, email Nathalie Agnant, Program Manager, at

2023 NYLI Key Dates

Mark your calendar! Nominations, registration and more important dates.

2023 NSLA Events

An overview of upcoming NSLA events and how to get involved!