NYLC stands for the N
onference. This is a program for outstanding High School
students that is sponsored by the CYCL, the C
It is a conference at which students
from all around the country (about 350 in a given week) come together in Washington D.C.
They stay at the National 4H Center
, in Chevy Chase
. They participate in a variety of simulations to help them learn more about how the American government
works. These include a simulation of the executive branch
(If I Were President), the Judicial Branch
, and a Model Congress
In addition, students visit the floor of the House of Representatives
and meet with their Senator
s and/or Representative
s. They get an opportunity to visit the Smithsonian
, and many other famous sites in the city.
It is an excellent experience. As a student, you will meet many interesting people, as well as make many friends. Should you be nominated to attend, jump at the chance.