Student Testimonials (NJLC)
Each year, a select group of outstanding high school and middle school students assemble to watch how issues are debated, policy is made, and world events unfold.
A LeadAmerica conference is the experience of a lifetime leaving students inspired, motivated, and prepared for a lifetime of leadership and exciting challenges ahead.
What Students Have to Say...
"It was awesome and moving. I LOVED it!"
- Laurence, SC
"It gave me more confidence than I thought I would ever have."
- Andrea, NY
"This experience has lit something inside of me I didn't know existed!"
- Alisha, UT
"The learning opportunities are amazing."
- Jennifer, MD
"It has changed my life forever!"
- Kyle, MA
"The best of the best."
- Sean, FL
"It was wonderful and life-changing."
- Dan, NJ
"A chance of a lifetime."
- Jordan, NC
"I feel the NJLC provided me with the best experience in my whole life! The bonds I have with people and the knowledge I possess will stay with me for a long time..."
- Sidra, MO
"I learned things that I will use all through my life...The things I learned at the NJLC are now a part of me. I will spread integrity, leadership, and wisdom..."
- Stephanie, MS
"My experience at the NJLC has been fun-filled as well as difficult, but I was so excited about what I was accomplishing, that the difficult part just made it more exciting!"
- Paula, FL
"This experience has changed my life. It has taught me to view the world in a different way. I would tell [other students] that this is a great experience that will change the way that they live."
- Evan, KY
"I think it is a bridge between intelligent students from all different walks of life. And, in my opinion, it is a bridge that everyone needs to cross. It is a wonderful life changing experience that I will cherish."
- Erin, OH
"The NJLC was the perfect choice for me. I was thoroughly inspired by everything we did. I hope to make the world a better place."
- Zach, CT
"It was the single greatest time of my life. It is worth any and all sacrifices needed to attend."
- Matthew, NY
"The NJLC is an awesome program that made a difference in my life, it could make a change in your life too."
- Todd, OH
"I was reminded of many things and introduced to new ones. Totally life changing. It makes you think."
- Brady, OK
"It was an amazing experience and it was an honor to be surrounded by such an outstanding group."
- Elizabeth, CA
"I loved every moment of everyday. I woke up so excited! I learned to always stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves."
- Jennifer, TN
"It was perfect. I've never had a better experience."
- Rebecca, MS
"I won't be afraid to stand up for what is right, even if I am standing alone."
- Jordan, CA
"The NJLC was by far worth the effort and money it took to get here... coming here was one of the best decisions of my life."
- Nathan, NC
"I loved it because I met wonderful people and everything I ever wanted was here."
- Zuleaka, TN
"I changed into a better person forever. It's a great program that will change your life."
- David, KS
"I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I am more confident and I know how to communicate with people."
- Donovan, NC
"I was challenged for the first time in my life."
- Kelsie, AL
"The NJLC has given me the tips to more confidence, better leadership, better living, and being able to give more respect to others."
- Graham, AZ
"There aren't words to describe it. It was a life changing experience and I highly recommend it. If you go, you won't regret it. It will change your life."
- Jamey, TX
"I think it has been one of the best experiences of my life... I think elements of my experience will appear in everything I do."
- Allison, CT
"If I could do this all over again, I would in a heartbeat."
- Bradley, KY
"Everyone who has the privilege, take it in a heartbeat!!!"
- Laurel, PA
"It was awesome and memorable. I gained so much; it made me a better person."
- Daniel, FL
"I felt that it has helped me understand many things and it will stay with me forever."
- Jonathan, MO
"It was so wonderful! It will help me make the world a better place."
- Claudia, AL
"It has changed me to appreciate the little things, myself, and people with all the respect they deserve."
- Dan, IA
"I know how to stand up for who I am now."
- Lucas, CT
"It was a really powerful experience. It really made an impression on me."
- Sun, GA
"I thoroughly enjoyed it and would jump at the chance to do it again. It taught me more about just what I am capable of."
- Kaitlin, NC
"Too hard to put into words... Excellent, fantastic... that just doesn't begin to describe how it was. Just go... words can't explain."
- Chester, TX
"I thought it was a fantastic experience. It was great to do everything I got to do. Most adults never get to do these things. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity - seize it immediately. I loved it!"
- Cherish, WY