Youth Programs

National Youth Science Camp

Seniors: Applications are now open for the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) from June 27-July 21, 2018. Two Nevada high school seniors will be selected to attend. Activities include hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight camping trips into Monongahela National Forest and a visit to Washington D.C. There is no cost if selected. The application deadline is 2/28/18. For more information, visit www.nysc.org.


Camp Anytown Las Vegas Youth Leadership Camp

Camp Anytown Las Vegas invites students to attend their Youth Leadership Camp on February 23-25, 2018. Camp Anytown is a youth leadership program that provides training in diversity and inclusivity. Students will meet other high school students from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and belief systems and learn to eliminate prejudice, bias, and bigotry. There is no cost to attend. The application deadline is 1/26/18. Apply online at www.anytownlv.org.


American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest (Grades 9-12)
“Why Diplomacy & Peacebuilding Matter”
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Winner: $2,500, a trip to Washington DC, full scholarship to a Semester at Sea Educational Voyage
Runner-up: $1,250, full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the NSLC
Contest details at: afsa.org/essaycontest
Email questions to: essaycontest@afsa.org


In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases—one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country.


Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:
What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table?
What peacebuilding tools were employed?
Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?


Bank of America Student Leaders Program (Juniors and Seniors)

Bank of America Student Leaders Program (Juniors and Seniors)
Bank of America Student Leaders Program is now accepting applications. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their partner organization. If selected as a student leader, you will:
• Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeks
• Attend the week-long student leaders summit in Washington, D.C.
• Develop leadership and career skills
• Connect with like-minded students from your own community and across the country.
Application deadline: February 2, 2018.
Apply at www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders
Call 1-800-218-9946 for more information