Make a difference in your world at the NSLC on Social Impact & Community Engagement.

Do you aspire to be an agent for change in your community? Are you passionate about social issues and eager to make an impact on the world? At the NSLC on Social Impact & Community Engagement you will learn about the different types of organizations that make a social impact and participate in a team simulation where you will create your own socially minded organization.

Earn College Credit Hours

Program Highlights

Social Impact Organization Simulation
You and your team will create an organization designed to address a need in the local, national or global community. Research the issues, develop a plan, and pitch your organization to investors.

Hear from the Experts
Working closely with area leaders and the faculty of the Social Impact Department at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, students will learn the skills necessary to create social change.

Leadership Development for Social Impact
Specialized leaderships sessions will teach you how to take your passion and turn it into meaningful action, giving you the skills that socially-conscious organizations are seeking.

Meet Social Impact Experts

While at the NSLC’s high school summer social impact program, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the fields of social impact, business, and community engagement.

Examples of past guest speakers include:

Cindy Garbutt
Global Health Initiative

Jim Dower
Executive Director, Urban Initiatives

Megan Kashner
Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC high school social impact program is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of social impact. These trips may include:

  • Urban Initiatives
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago
  • luminAID
  • SwipeSense
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Navy Pier

Leadership Training

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Social Impact program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Stress and Time Management

Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.

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We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.

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Fundraising is a great way to raise funds to contribute toward your NSLC program tuition while also forging relationships with leaders in your community.

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