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National Council on Youth Leadership - Greater Des Moines Area Chapter

NCYL is an exclusive leadership seminar that is held annually at Drake University. Approximately 250 students from 23 area high schools are selected to attend for their leadership qualities and scholastic record. 

View a list of the 2020 National Council on Youth Leadership.

  • Watch the virtual recognition ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments 
  • NCYL professional photo sessions were provided by Tim Vorland Photography. The NCYL photo boards will be displayed prominently throughout the community beginning this fall:
    • Jordan Creek Mall:  9/14-9/28
    • Valley West Mall:9/28-10/12
    • Merle Hay Mall: 10/12-10/26
    • Iowa Hall of Pride: 10/26-11/9
  • Your NCYL participant certificates and medallions will be provided to schools in the spring for senior recognition events. 

If you have any questions about NCYL, please contact Hilary Ortmann at 515-271-2915 or

August 21, 2020
August 20, 2020
August 18, 2020