National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

Youth Leadership Summit


About YLS


Empowering gear up youth

The Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) helps GEAR UP high school students identify and maximize their leadership skills, create a national network of peers, and obtain the tools and training to make positive change happen in their communities and around the world.

Over 3.5 days, the YLS enhances participants’ ability to speak confidently, work effectively in teams, and builds their capacity to lead. The program culminates with a student-led presentation to the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference attendees.


2020 YLS

The 2020 Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) will take place July 19–22, 2020 at the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

To learn more about YLS and the enrollment process, please refer to the YLS Prospectus and YLS Enrollment Info documents.


Click here to view the 2019 YLS student presentation.


Please email or call NCCEP.

NCCEP is proud to partner with Seeds Training, Inc. to provide training content for the Youth Leadership Summit.