At the National Student Leadership Conference on U.S. History & Government, middle school students will explore the path to American democracy and the legislative process. With a focus on the monumental events of American History, students will engage in interactive simulations to better understand the role of the branches of government. Using the leadership skills developed during the program, our middle/junior high school students will consider how they can be advocates in their own communities.
Challenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and develop your leadership potential
During interactive simulation students will play the role of America's founders and members of Congress
Fun & Engaging Trips & Tours
Visit the monuments, museums and institutions that make Washington, D.C. an amazing city
Immerse yourself in the American political system
The NSLC on U.S. History & Government gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the challenging complexities of American history and the political system.
During the Congressional Simulation, you will use your powers of persuasion and negotiation skills as a member of Congress, as you turn a bill into law.
As part of the Federalist Simulation, you will step back into history and debate state’s rights versus the power of the federal government.
Fun & Engaging Trips & Tours
An important part of the NSLC middle school programs is seeing the sites around our nation’s capital. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and educational trips specifically tailored to explore U.S. History and Government.
Students are escorted on all field trips and stay within their TA Group or other supervised groups.
- Mount Vernon
- Gettysburg Battle Field
- U.S. Capitol Tour
- U.S. Supreme Court
- National Archives
- The Smithsonian Institute
- Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Monuments
See behind-the-scenes in the nation's capital
At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership 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 U.S. Policy & Politics program include:
- Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
- Conflict Resolution
- Stress and Time Management
- Public Speaking
- Intrapersonal Communication
Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.
We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.
Fundraising is a great way to raise funds to contribute toward your NSLC program tuition while also forging relationships with leaders in your community.