As Executive Director of the National Student Leadership Conference, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the NSLC website.
Since 1989, tens of thousands of outstanding high school students from across the United States and more than 70 countries have come to the NSLC for an incredible opportunity to share, discuss and debate issues that affect them, our nation and our world. The NSLC’s unique, curriculum-based leadership conferences have given our students the opportunity to explore the qualities of great leaders and get an insider’s perspective on some of today’s most exciting and important professions.
I am especially pleased that our students have had the opportunity to work with and learn from many prominent national and world leaders. In recent programs, NSLC students met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Souter, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, renowned surgeons and medical researchers, Ambassadors, and White House Officials.
Most importantly, however, I take great pride in having seen the contributions NSLC graduates make to their communities, their colleges and their professions. Each year we hear from alumni who report that the leadership and communication skills they learned at the NSLC and the great friends they made in the program have served them very well.
On behalf of our Honorary Board of Advisors including more than 300 Senators, Congressional Representatives and Ambassadors, we want to thank the many teachers, counselors and principals who have nominated their students to attend the NSLC. We are honored to have had the opportunity to help many of the world’s best and brightest high school students reach their full potential.
Now I invite you to explore our website and consider the many opportunities the NSLC can offer you.