Northwest Youth Leadership Summit

NWYLS LogoNovember 4, 2017


Attention all students ages 14-22 who have participated in outdoor, leadership and/or stewardship programs: YOU are invited to the Northwest Youth Leadership Summit November 4 at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center!

At the Summit you will:

  • Enhance your leadership, communication, and collaboration skills in preparation for job and college applications
  • Meet and connect with regional service organizations to learn about next-step opportunities, jobs and internships
  • Learn from like-minded peers about career options available in conservation, outdoor and environmental fields
  • Reconnect with old friends and the outdoors while making new friends

2017 Northwest Youth Leadership Summit

The event is FREE to students ages 14-22 who have participated in youth leadership and outdoor programs in the Pacific Northwest, including Youth Leadership Adventures, The Mountaineers Mountain Adventure Club, North Cascades Wild, Mountain School, Kulshan Creek Neighborhood Kids Program and Cascades Climate Challenge.

The Summit includes 18 skill-building breakout sessions, a Student Success Panel, a career and networking fair, and outdoor adventures. More than 150 students will participate in the conference aimed to provide tools for conservation leaders to build their awareness, learning, inspiration and engagement to help equip them to take action towards conservation.

Apply Today

Application deadline is October 1, 2017!

Partners and Youth Program Providers: to download a printable flier of the Summit to share with your students and alumni, click here.

Questions? Contact us at or (360) 854-2588.

The Summit is brought to you by:


The 2016 Northwest Youth Leadership Summit was held at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center on October 22. You can read a blog post about this incredible gathering here.

Thank you to our 2016 funders and sponsors, including Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office - No Child Left Inside Program, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Washington Foundation for the Environment, Mangia Bene Catering, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Fidalgo Bay Coffee Roasters, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Kavu, Feathered Friends, PCC Natural Markets, and Whole Foods Market.