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national youth leadership forum

yournamehereyournamehere Registered User Posts: 1,588 Senior Member
edited March 2010 in High School Life
what the heck is this? i checked it out online and it seemed legitimate. but i'm not sure.

can anyone tell me anything about it? is it any help to my chances at colleges?
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Replies to: national youth leadership forum

  • Shadow123Shadow123 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    from what i've heard it doesn't help at all for college. the experience isn't world class either
  • omarr2321omarr2321 Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    i mean it doesnt neccesarily help for college, but it shows dedication.

    for example, i attended NYLF for medicine two summers ago. I had a good time in DC, experience gtown university (its my number one choice now), and had great friendships with new ppl.

    i mean its not a challenging program cuz pretty much any decently smart kid can attend it, u pretty much buy ur way in.

    but it did show dedication to medicine in my resume. hopefully it helps me durin colleges apps this fall!
  • qswerier43qswerier43 Registered User Posts: 3,804 Senior Member
    yeah, it costs bunch of bucks and so I attended my free state funded summer program which indeed was quite selective and an experience to remember! ;)
    if u've nothing else to do in summer+got enough money to afford it: GO FOR IT! ;)
  • yournamehereyournamehere Registered User Posts: 1,588 Senior Member
    okay now i got an idea. thanks guys for ur feedbacks!
  • scarolina89scarolina89 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    anyone know about the one on diplomacy and national security?
    I want to pursue International Relations, and it sounds interesting..but I don't know about the money.
  • reversepsychreversepsych Registered User Posts: 815 Member
    Hah. They keep spamming me with all kinds of offers. If I have any sort of time next summer, I might do the medicine one. Though, I kind of need that money for college+medical school.
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    I don't know that much about NYLF, but I attended NYLC which is run by the same organization and it was awesome. You might also look into LeadAmerica, which gives you college credit and has a bunch of different themed programs (I went to the forensics one...they staged a murder the first night and we spent the 10 days figuring out what happened ^_^ It was great!).

    Shadow123, it's obvious you've only heard about these programs and never actually been to one. The only people who have a bad experience are the people who go into it with the wrong mindset. These are all the types of programs that you get out of it what you put in. I still talk to people from my NYLC 2 years later. That says something.
  • CarissaCarissa Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    Pretty much like everyone already said: it's not very selective, but it's definitely a great experience. I'm attending this summer, so I don't really have first-hand experience, but I researched it A LOT. Based on what I found, I really recommend attending. Of course, NYLF is not enough on its own- you need to show your dedication through your grades, volunteer work, and other extracurriculars.
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    ^Have a great time! Remember, you'll get out of it what you put in. ^_^

    I agree with you...I did 2 summer programs, but my ECs and grades and everything else were really good as well. I like to think both summer programs, while not selective, both helped me a little.
  • CarissaCarissa Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    I completely agree. And I'm honestly not going because it's another thing to put on my college aplication, but because it sounds like I will learn so many interesting things and have a great experience.

    Oh, and I just wanted to add that I went to Jr. NYLC. I loved it, but you probably got more out of NYLC than I learned when I went, since it was the summer going into seventh grade, and I was, like, terminally shy then. I did love it, though!
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    You're going into it for the right reason, and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time!

    Like I said, if you ever wanna do something else, try LeadAmerica...it was even better for me than NYLC!!! And you can do it the summer after you graduate HS as well, so timing isn't really an issue. (I highly recommend the CSI one, but I'm sure they're all awesome.)
  • qswerier43qswerier43 Registered User Posts: 3,804 Senior Member
    Everything depends upon what you exactly want....pretty much. Like if you want something really rigorous, college like, NYLF isn't just the thing. But if you are seeking a unique experience w/ emphasis on interaction, leadership and such, NYLF can be a decent choice
  • CarissaCarissa Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    Yeah, I think I might do LeadAmerica, probably on medicine (you get college credit for that, right?), a course in calculus so I can skip ahead in math, or research (I'm looking into programs similar to NIH). Probably not for this upcoming summer, though, but in Summer of '09.

    This summer, I'm doing a lot of volunteering at hospitals, getting an EMT license so I can volunteer as an EMT, and attending NYLF/Med. I might take a Geometry course if I can find one that either ends on July 12 or starts on July 23, but I've had no luck with that so far.
  • HisGraceFillsMeHisGraceFillsMe Registered User Posts: 4,782 Senior Member
    Yes, you get one or two (though you have to pay for the second and it's about $400) college credits. ^_^ I know a couple people who have done the medicine one if you want some contacts.
  • qswerier43qswerier43 Registered User Posts: 3,804 Senior Member
    All Doctor Aspiring Students:-
    don't forget one thing that undergrad will never be all about medicine! In fact, you'd hardly study any real medicine in undergrad studies. So, don't forget to take courses you may want to try. Don't dump your Summers and any other opportunities with all doctor-like stuffs, being certified as EMT (not just for the sake of having the "certification" and that kinda achievement feeling, but if you really have passion for it!), yes, so, don't have a pre-assumption that attending the nYLf or being certified as cna or anything else and taking more biology courses in HS will actually give you any edge when it comes to application to med. school and such. do those if you enjoy doing those...so, bottom line is: do thoes for the sake of you, to have enjoyment, and great time!

    Try out new stuffs, which may not necessarily be related to medicine.......and pursue your true "passion" these counts a lot when you are applying to undergrad and med school. You are supposed to be career focused by the end of sophomore year at college not by the beginning of freshman year at high school! :)

    sorry for throwing out these common advices..I just felt like sharing some advices.
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