What is the National Leadership Academy?

The National Leadership Academy (NLA) is an intensive four-day Academy for high school students, focusing on developing compassionate leaders through education and service. NLA features world-class speakers, service-learning opportunities, outdoor team-building exercises, & small group workshops to develop leadership skills, inspire purpose, and empower students to ask the question, "What more can I do to make a positive impact in my school, community, and the world?"

National Leadership Academy has conducted high school leadership development programs every summer for over 15 years, and they are a game changer for participants. Bottom line, NLA is one of the best youth leadership programs in the country.
— Frank DeAngelis: Former Principal, Columbine High School

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