National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by gamernotwatcher, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. gamernotwatcher

    gamernotwatcher Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Subtopic is Exploring American Deiplomacy, Intelligence and Defense.

    So Major General Stanley Hyman (ret) lent his name and an invite came in the mail, promsing that DS is special ....recognized for leadership......

    Anyone out there with experience on this organization. Is this worthwhile?
    I do not want to get on a email list by proceeding to and registering into their website. In addition, we flew east and toured USNA and DC.....

    Would hate to pass on an experience that would be looked upon favorably.
     
  2. jwert93

    jwert93 Naval Academy Hopeful

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have also received these before. I haven't received one on National Security, but I have been nominated to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, and the Law one. My family just hasn't had the money to send me to them. I am also interested in how the Academies look upon this, as I have been wondering for a while. I just haven't remembered to ask here.
     
  3. gamernotwatcher

    gamernotwatcher Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    reply

    searched college confidential and came away with; worthwhile if used to explore the field, expensive, very little selection criteria to attend.

    He knows what he wants, to attend USNA. We'll just stay in school for the week, save the $$$, and attend local leadership development ativities.
     
  4. young11guns22

    young11guns22 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just wanted to say that I attended this forum back last September-October, and thought it was great. It was definitely the highlight of my High School career. The quality of the instructers and the people were outstanding. The actual simulation itself was amazing. I don't know how well the academies will look at it, but it might be worth considering that I used it in both the air force and navy summer seminars and was accepted to both (I was chosen along with 5 others as closing speakers. The program also took daily trips around the D.C area and I chose one of the trips to USNA. It was an excellent way to see the academy from the inside because we had a midshipman leading the trip. I can not recommend this program enough:smile:
     
  5. time2

    time2 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    267
    Paying to attend an expensive seminar is NOT an example of leadership. Anyone can visit the Naval Academy (if you have a photo ID), during the day and arrange for tours free of charge. If money is no object, I guess you can participate in all sorts of 'seminars'. I don't think that makes any difference on your application. Most colleges will probably say 'what is that????' if you put it on your application as an example of an extracurricular and/or leadership activity.
     

Share This Page