2012 – Loyola Marymount and Sacramento State Testimonials
“My NTLP experience was fun and life-changing. I also learned and improved my leadership and communication skills through this experience.” Christine M., LMU, 2012
“I had an amazing weekend. This was the best part of my summer.” A. Cruz, LMU, 2012
“All the speakers were very inspirational and motivational. This was a chance to become bigger than you individually are.” Justin T., LMU, 2012
“NTLP enlightened me about the world and the people around me. I learned to trust others and learned ways on how to be a better leader.” Kevin S., LMU, 2012
“It was a great experience to meet new people. I had fun and I learned many things. It also gave me an opportunity to stop being so shy.” Jocelyn T., LMU, 2012
“This was one of the best experiences for me. I feel so much more comfortable and feel like I could be a leader.” Gabrielle B., LMU, 2012
“This was a life-changing experience and it taught me to blaze my own trail.” Tomas G., LMU, 2012
This was such an amazing weekend and I cannot wait to come back! It helped me with so much I was struggling with; it helped me with problems I was scared of or couldn’t understand.” Katelyn E., LMU, 2012
“All [of this] was amazing. I am SO coming back next year. Not only for the speakers, but also for the people I met here. I met so many amazing and inspiring kids who have made me stronger already.” Esther K., LMU, 2012
“NTLP opened my eyes to see more in the people around me. It taught me not to judge others and to respect everyone no matter what.” Aiden D., LMU, 2012
“I had an awesome time experiencing things that I have never seen or did before. Now I feel like I know what to do in life and what’s right for my community.” Denise R., LMU, 2012
“Meeting new friends was the best part. It was a valuable experience and I definitely gained more self-confidence through the various activities and workshops.” Claribel W., LMU, 2012
“It was so much fun and I had a blast! The best part of that was being able to have so much fun while still learning and taking so much in.” David N., LMU, 2012
“I arrived unsure and not fully confident. This experience made me a better person.” Olivia G., LMU, 2012
“It was a great bonding event of a group of strangers in which we learned to never oppress or stereotype people.” Oscar G. LMU, 2012
“The staff were friendly, energetic and relatable. NTLP has changed my view of people, helped me become a better leader and changed my life in the course of three short days!” Kali G., LMU, 2012
“I made many new friends, loved the college exposure and can’t wait to take all of what I learned back to my high school.” Valerie B., LMU, 2012
“NTLP is a great experience that will change how you see yourself as a person.” Austin C., LMU, 2012
“I cam thinking I wasn’t going to learn anything but got so much more than I expected. I met wonderful people and learned so much.” Bryanna S., LMU, 2012
“NTLP is a trip worth the time, money and travel. It evokes emotion, leadership and reveals a bit about oneself that doesn’t usually show otherwise.” Citlalli S., LMU, 2012
“I learned that we should not judge people because we have no idea what they have gone or are still going through.” Anoop S., LMU, 2012
“An unforgettable experience that helped me grow incredibly. Every second of it was able to teach me something in a fun way.” Marisol G. LMU, 2012
“My experience at NTLP was seriously amazing. Meeting new people from around California and around the country was incredible! I loved it! Jessica N., LMU, 2012
“I had a fantastic time meeting new people and getting a new perpective on the world around me.” Meghana K., CSUS
“Intense! Amazing! Like nothing you will ever experience in normal life.” Macee P., CSUS
“NTLP dramatically changed my view on people, leadership and life. It has given me a great perspective on how to treat others and lead in my community.” Kim G., CSUS
“As my second year here, I recognize the things I do now because of NTLP and appreciate what I have learned and will continue to improve myself.” Michelle T., CSUS
“Wonderful! I got to learn about myself. I found out how important it is to be friendly and hang out with everyone because it may mean a lot to them. You don’t know what they have been going through and how they can get hurt through stereotypes.” Natalie T., CSUS
“[I loved] meeting new people! Everyone here is so friendly and non-judgmental; it gives everyone a chance to be themselves. [The staff] were really enthusiastic and friendly. I loved how they participated in the sessions and just had great attitudes. It was really eye-opening, fun and inspirational! “ Amanda B., CSUS
“Very inspiring experience that helped me become a better leader and a better person.” Arielle M., CSUS
“NTLP is a place where I changed my views on life and made me think more critically. “ Jemeshia W., CSUS
“Everyone really made me feel like I was welcome into the camp and kept a happy spirit which kept me happy as well. This camp really helped me open my eyes to the world around me and become aware. I feel like I can take all the things I learned back to my community and use it there.” Vanshi J., CSUS
“It was a really eye-opening and motivational. It’s one of the best weekends of my entire year. It’s amazing how close everyone gets.” Ryley B., CSUS
“I loved it so much.” Veronica S. CSUS
“[NTLP} really inspires you to do better, change and lead! Life-changing but fun and emotional at the same time. I wish all teens cold attend here.” Nicole R., CSUS
“When I came here I was shy and quiet. Now I’m an outgoing person.” Jennifer R., CSUS
“My NTLP experience has been so amazing these past three years. I really enjoy coming and learning more about myself and becoming more confident. It’s the best camp I’ve every been too.” Salonee T., CSUS
“My experience was a rollercoaster ride that opened my eyes. It’s made it easier for me to lead and help those that don’t as well as gaining more ideas to better my community.” Tyler S., CSUS
“The best part of NTLP was getting to meet new people that are both different and similar and working together with them. Before the program I knew I had a knack for leading, now I know that is what I want to pursue.” Zach K., CSUS
“NTLP taught me so much in just a little amount of time and it is stuff I will remember forever. It has also made me a much better person and leader.” Haley L., CSUS
“NTLP was a life-changing experience that allowed me to have a great time while strengthening my leadership skills and learning how to make a difference in the world.” Gaelyn W., CSUS
“NTLP was eye-opening because of the speakers and group leaders. It also taught me to be a better speaker one-on-one. Thank you NTLP. “ Hara S., CSUS
“I came into NTLP not knowing what to expect or even if I would come back again but after these last three heart-changing days I can’t wait until next year.” Scott B., CSUS
“This is my fourth year at NTLP and I still have more to come. The respect, kindness and openness of NTLP made me the man I am today.” Cody S., CSUS
“I would make the program longer, perhaps 4 or 5 days, not just 3. It is that awesome. I am now a leader and now a follower and I am now more open about myself and more out-going.” Jason K. CSUS
“Simply amazing! I feel like this is the best weekend for the entire summer. Not only do I leave with a completely new positive perspective on my future, but with tears because I can’t wait to come back next year!” Annie C., CSUS
“The staff were very awesome and friendly and really know how to make the group members feel included. They were very enthusiastic about everything we do.” Annie C., CSUS
“Fun! When I got here my enthusiasm to interact was very low; now it is higher and that will help me in life.” Alexa S., CSUS
“At first I didn’t really want to come, but I tried having a positive attitude. After the first day I was happy I came and I can’t wait to come back.” Allie M., CSUS
“This was my first time coming and I was scared because I didn’t know anyone. But by the last day I met so many new people and I just had a fantastic time!” Maggie S., CSUS
2010 - UC Davis and Chapman University
“I learned how to view conflicts differently thus broadening my perspective.” Jamilah M.
“When I came to NTLP I was not excited or enthusiastic. When I leave I will be all of those words.” Gabriel R.
By actively engaging in group cooperation activities with people of all sorts of backgrounds, I have learned how to facilitate leadership among others and to accept the world with an open mind and open arms.” Alex M.
“Intriguing and delightful” The inspiring and uplifting messages that the speakers have to offer were the best part of NTLP for me. I will become more involved in taking action to change my community for the better.” Alex M.
“At NTLP I was able to break through my shy exterior, breakout and become a more confident and outgoing person.” Jennifer K.
“A fantastically amazing time that made me a better person while I enjoyed myself.” Ann L.
“NTLP was an experience that I will never forget. I will bring these lessons with me everywhere for the rest of my life.” Lindsey H.
“MY NTLP experience is filled with everlasting memories from new friends and has brought my attention to be a leader through finding my inner self. The best part of NTLP were the motivational speakers and the group sessions. The speakers were very inspirational and really opened up our minds and the group sessions helped in interacting with others.” Marissa M.
“I had a great experience. I learned that all people are different and you have to respect that. I loved it. It was fun and exciting. And I would love to come back again.” Takeya W.
“My NTLP experience was amazing, inspirational, and overall unforgettable. I can honestly say I would like NTLP to be some sort of base to my life. It encouraged me to do something in the world.” Brandon G.
“The experience is not describable in words but in the way teens change our communities. The NTLP will be THE greatest experience of my teen years.” Carlos D.
“I learned how to trust, depend upon, and communicate with my peers in an effective manner. I loved the experience.” Nina T.
“NTLP made me realize that although teenagers may be teenagers, with just a little push, they can learn to let go and be themselves.” Andrea C.
“Amazing. NTLP was the first and best experience at a camp and it set the bar HIGH!” Ashley S.
“I came shy and scared to not fit in and in leaving [I feel] confident on everything.” Noemi H.
“It changed my life for the better. It made me a better person and taught me how to be a better person to other people.” Daniel V.
“This NTLP weekend was the best weekend of my life.” David B.
“Really eye-opening and exciting. An experience that I will never forget.” Bianca L.
“NTLP is one of the best programs I ever attended. What more can I say? The messages of the speakers were really great. They really got me thinking about my past and the way I am as an individual, and how I can greater my life.” Eddie R.
“I learned not to be ashamed of myself and to stand my ground.” Samson G.
“It is a truly unique experience that allows you to be who you want to be.” Jordan H.
“My NTLP experience was great. It really helped me open up and be myself more.” Nicole W.
“Incredibly fun, but also helps you learn more about yourself and to change into a better person.” Casey V.
“I won’t forget the summer of 2010. The speakers made me get hope and made me feel that even if it’s a small change, it’s still a change.” Victor J.
“My experience was great, I got to do see something exciting and learn about who I am and what makes people who they are.” Angie N.
“A crazy yet awesome combination of people, activities and lessons which together made for an all around fantastic experience. Meeting so many real people from so many places… I don’t usually have that opportunity.” Caroline C.
“NTLP was mind blowing. The vibe, the strength, warmth, fun, adventure, friends was just spectacular! The best part of NTLP?….The variety of people because it was every background going through same thing—you don’t see that much.” Taylor R.
“[NTLP] is awesome and I love going to it!” Ki’ara H.
“No matter where I am in life or what I’ve become, I’ll always remember what I learned at NTLP!” Ashleigh M.
“This was my fifth year at NTLP and I’ve made some amazing friends. I can’t wait to staff now that I’ve graduated!.” Haylee M.
“[NTLP] was Excellent! It helped me to be a leader, communicate and get along with others. The speakers motivated and inspired me to more of a leader and not to judge people before you know them.” Kiano T.
“[The staff] were enthusiastic, fun and energetic. This is one of the funnest camps where you can show your true self.” John R.
“At NTLP I learned better social and leadership skills while having fun (and good food!)” Noelle K.
“[The best part of NTLP] were the speakers because they brought up ideas and ways of thinking that I don’t hear too often from friends or other people. I met a lot of very kind people and had a lot of fun.” Danielle D.
“I think it’s the best camp I’ve ever been to!” Diane D.
“The people are easily the best part of NTLP because they make you feel like a family. NTLP is a month of fun and getting close fit into one weekend.” Cody S.
“The best part was listening to Calvin Terrell because he makes you realize how lucky we are compared to other countries. My NTLP experience was amazing and different than I thought it would be. I enjoyed it so much and got more inspired to do something in my community.” Miranda N.
“Everyone here is so much fun! They did a great job of being a shoulder to learn on and an ear to listen to. NTLP made me strive to be a warrior in my home and community and take a stand against injustices in society. Thank you NTLP! Josslyn S.
“The staff have their hearts in this program and it is obvious through the participants love for them. I don’t think excellent is a good enough word to describe Calvin Terrell. He is amazing. My new favorite motto, ‘Don’t hate them by their skin. Love the person within.’ Olivia F.
“NTLP is my favorite camp. It is so inspiring and I can’t wait until next year!” Dimi H.
“My NTLP experience was wonderful. I enjoyed everything and everyone at NTLP.” Alexis C.
“My experience at NTLP was nice and I got to meet new people and learn new ways to better myself.” Alex B.
“The staff was very funny and energetic. They really helped us out. NTLP is a great experience to learn leadership skills and is a fun way to meet new people.” Bailey C.
“Blast!” Matthew K.
2009 – Sacramento State
“The whole camp was really fun. I learned a lot about the world and many things about interacting with other people. ”Charlie B., Katherine Albiani
“My NTLP experience has given me the inspiration that I cannot receive at home. I am leaving here a more confident person and with a more positive outlook on life. ” Brandon K. Hingham High
“It was an awesome time once again. Great leaders, people and activities rounded out a great weekend. I also learned how to be a better leader. ” Sam G., Will C. Wood High
“I learned to look at things from every perspective. It really effects how you make decisions. After NTLP I feel I can be a better leader since I can understand more about other people. ” Jordan H., Catalina Foothills
“I had lot of fun. I met many new people and I learned a lot of thing that I can do to help others.” Tyler S. Will C. Wood High
“Even though I’ve been here before, each time has made a greater impact on improving my skills.” Kailee H. , Woodcreek High
“NTLP was an eye-opening experience. I believe that it is the perfect place to network under a common purpose. ” Samantha A., Franklin High
“It was a blast!! ” Nicole G.
“All the speaker were great! They all taught me lessons which I will keep forever. ” Trey T. Iolani School
“I never expected it would be so much fun. I loved every minute of it. I met some amazing people and I am very sorry to leave. ” Olivia F. Flintridge Sacred Heart
“I love all the staff. Their support is awesome! Everyone is so supportive, encouraging and truly are about you. NLTP is a place where we learn more about ourselves by connecting to others and working together. ” Alicia F. Del Oro High
“I felt like I came to NTLP knowing a lot and I came out knowing way more. I also felt like I learned things that I can teach to my friends back at home. NTLP was very enriching and positive and I think it is something every teenager should experience. ” Hyde’a H., Clayton High
“A powerful, moving weekend where I made great friends. ” Gray M., Redondo Union
“The best part, for me, was when Calvin spoke. He was simply inspiring. The words he said just opened my eyes to the unknown. I bettered myself. Well, the amazing people here helped me be a better me. Now, in taking what I learned, I’m going to better others. I wish NTLP was a week or two. ” Bruno H., J.J. Francis Polytechnic
“My NTLP experience was a great one. I met many wonderful people and I learned new skills through this program. ” Reina M., Orange County School for the Arts
“I learned that a leader takes action rather than waiting, isn’t afraid to speak his/her mind even against others and understands what must be done to be successful. NTLP inspired me to be a leader of my team by being confident, kind and inspirational. ” Jeffrey W., Lowell High
“The speakers provided professional and new ideas to every area of leadership. They each brought something different and fun! I learned how to effectively lead every kind of group, while having so much fun with lots of cool new friends! ” Annaleise G., Ponderosa High
“Crazy, exciting, friendly, inspiring! Very helpful to me – made me inspired to help and motivate my community. ” Leon K., Analy High
“Best program ever! Jacquelyn R. ”, Christian Brothers
“The best part was the Motivational Speaker because they were very engaging and effective. I felt that I learned a lot from them. ” Angela L., Interlake High
“This was a life-changing experience in only three days. It will leave you with inspiration and passion to change your community. ” Courtney L., Natomas Charter
“NTLP was powerful, inspiring and fun! ” Emily B., Plano West High
“The most amazing three days I’ve ever experienced. A real eye-opener and the best way to make life-long friends. ” Alejandra O., Poly High
“I enjoyed everything. This course was an eye-opener! NTLP is brilliant. The program proves its mission statement. I was reluctant to enter, but I am very thankful that I did. ” Daniel P., Montgomery High
“Very friendly! Within the first 10 minutes that I arrived, I felt welcome. I loved it! I am coming back next year. Enough said! ” Geneva P., Analy High
“It was fun because I met great people and learned how to be a better leader. I’m also more enthusiastic to help others. ” Breanne Y., Aliso Niguel
“The best experience I’ve ever had. ” Kristina A., Inderkum High
“NTLP is a great place for teens to learn leadership, teamwork, make friendships an be inspired in a way you could never imagine. ” Brittany J. , Ponderosa High
“I feel more grateful for my life exiting this camp. That in itself makes the whole weekend worth it.” Alicia L., Sacramento Waldorf
Probably the highest energy camp, weekend or experience that I’ve ever been to. NTLP has a great atmosphere and really motivated me.
It was a life-changing experience. I had the time of my life!
My NTLP experience was amazing. It taught me how to step out of my comfort zone and how to really except myself and realize I can be a leader.
This is my 3rd year at NTLP and each year I go back to the real world ready to face its challenges.
Changed my life! Unforgettable program.
When I first got here I wasn’t expecting to learn anything or try to change. But after the first day I feel like I have a completely different perspective on life.
My experience at NTLP was amazing. It exceeded my expectations by a mile. Because of the great staff, inspiring speakers, helpful workshops and the fun I had in general, I know I will return.
They (Staff) were funny and understanding. The also made us feel special and part of the NTLP family.
I came here unsure and somewhat quiet, but now I made lots of new friends and became a lot more outgoing.
I wasn’t sure what to expect my first year, but what I experienced will be something I will never forget!
I absolutely enjoyed this camp and learned so many things. It’s not about how people look or dress, it’s about how people will lead the team/club and others. That’s what I learned the most.
A real dazzling experience, NTLP not only teaches you leadership skills but opens your eyes to the reality of the world around you.
NTLP was the best experience I’ve had all summer. A absolutely loved the camp. I loved the people, staff, workshops…the whole atmosphere.
It was an awesome way to show me more things about myself that I didn’t know. It was amazing because I met new people, made new friends and had fun. Staff were willing to help everyone and they were all fun to be around. They were also admirable.
I met people from all over the country and was inspired to be the best leader I can be.
We had the most real and inspirational leaders. They treated us like the adults we think we are and respected our words.
It was a fun-filled experience that made me think of how I want to better my life to help others and myself be happy.