National Leadership Academy (NLA) is an intensive 4-day Academy for high school students that builds America’s young leaders. NLA features world class speakers, opportunities to serve in the greater Denver community, outdoor team building and trust exercises as well as teaching, learning and growing for students from across the country. National Leadership Academy develops civic and service-minded young leaders by developing their leadership skills and a heart for serving others. It is amazing the dynamic change that takes place in our high school Academy!


Graebel logo NLA is officially named the Ben Graebel National Leadership Academy in honor of the Graebel family. An admired, active community leader, Ben Graebel unselfishly devoted time and support to NLA and numerous other diverse community organizations.