The curriculum includes the study of the U.S. Constitution, free enterprise, leadership theory and application, and many other interesting topics. Students are given the opportunity to interact with instructors and peers. Evening social activities are planned and chaperoned Students eat in the University dining room and live in the student dorms. Small group discussions, debates, skits, etc., are the means for student interactions. Teachers don’t lecture, they present interesting discussion topics about relevant Constitutional issues for small group activities. Everyone participates and has fun learning with their peers. We encourage all AZYLC graduates to include this leadership conference in their resumes to colleges and universities.
Objectives of the AZYLC
- Identify the basic elements of leadership needed in the maintenance of a free country.
- Identify the basic concepts of the free enterprise system and the foundation upon which this great nation was built.
- Develop an appreciation for the Constitution as the significant foundation of our country.
- Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of every citizen toward the perpetuation of our rights and freedoms.
- Develop leadership skills to enable students to become better citizens and the future leaders of our country.
Approval by NASSP
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has approved this program for the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.