WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mr. Schuyler Myjer of Middle Village will join 200 middle school students from throughout the United States at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) from Saturday, March 5 to Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Themed “The Legacy of American Leadership,” the Conference introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills. Myjer will participate in educational activities and presentations led by individuals in high-level positions as well as young people who exercise leadership skills within their communities.

Students will also rub elbows with elected officials and key Congressional staff members on Capitol Hill, and will visit historic national landmarks including Colonial Williamsburg, from which our country took shape.

“The aim of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is to inspire students like Schuyler Myjer to recognize their own leadership skills, measure their skills against those of current and former leaders and return home with new found confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their communities,” said Mike Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors JrNYLC. “Young people are not only welcome in Washington, D.C., they actually keep this city and our country running.”

In addition to examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, Myjer will study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion of JrNYLC, students will take home a greater sense of understanding of the role of individuals in American democracy, as well as the responsibilities of being a leader.

CYLC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Since 1985, the Council has inspired more than 200,000 young people to achieve their full leadership potential. Nearly 425 members of the U.S. Congress join our commitment by serving on the CYLC Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors. In addition, more than 40 embassies participate in the Council’s Honorary Board of Embassies.

For additional information, visit them at www.cylc.org.