What if a three-day weekend could become a turning point for the teenager in your family; a life-affirming experience that changed the way your son or daughter thinks about themselves and, more importantly, those around them? What if, in just one weekend, they could acquire leadership skills that they’d use the rest of their life?
There are many non-profits that address the serious issues of youth. Gangs, violence, literacy, sex, drugs. You name it and chances are a teen has experienced it or at least knows a friend who has, and there is probably a non-profit whose mission targets one or more of these destructive issues.
At NTLP we believe on focusing on the positive. We believe in channeling the energy and enthusiasm already inherent in our youth and helping them acquire focus and a vision for their future. This program challenges and empowers today’s youth by providing them with the skills and motivation necessary to positively impact their own lives and the lives of those in their communities.
We are open to any student who wishes to attend. Student leaders and those who think they may have leadership potential but haven’t yet stepped up to any leadership role. We also get students who already at their young age, believe they have no leadership potential. It is a special joy to watch those students come out feeling like they can take on the world!
During the course of the weekend, we get the students to think about what kind of leader they are and if they are leading by positive or negative example. Those that are outsiders on their campus find themselves in a warm and accepting environment where their ideas and values are listened to without judgment. A novel experience for many of them.
The students who attend NTLP are our future. As cliché as that sounds, it is true. Our little leadership weekend makes a huge impact and our alumni have gone on to make a huge impact toward the betterment of the world we live in.
The National Teen Leadership program has hosted over 10,000 students in its 20-year history. Come be apart of history as we celebrate our 20th summer of exceptional leadership programs at Loyola Marymount University, July 26 – 28, 2013, and California State University, Sacramento, August 2 – 4, 2013.
Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience. Come join the family that is NTLP.