National Youth Civics Summit

The Military Order of the World Wars is conducting its first annual National Youth Civics Summit (NYCS) from July 7th - 13th on the campus of American University in Washington, DC.

The NYCS is an apolitical and non-partisan event, designed to give students a unique opportunity to engage with politicians and observe high-ranking appointed officials in action around Capitol Hill. This includes visits to institutions like the Supreme Court, the Defense Department, the State Department, and various other U.S. government agencies. Students will take guided tours of the many significant monuments, participate in a simulated classes and engage in many other leadership-building activities.

Student Eligibility:

  • The NYCS is a student-only event with all expenses paid for travel, meals, room, and board.
  • Eligibility is open to CY2022 or CY2023 Sophomore or Junior high or home schooled students that attended an MOWW YLC during those years. Students are nominated by their MOWW Youth Leadership Conference Director or by their local MOWW Chapter.
  • Nominated students should submit their application to their local MOWW Region Commander no later than March 15, 2024.
  • Selected students will be notified via email by April 1, 2024.

NYCS Point of Contact
Jenna Tomas
MOWW Outreach Program Manager
(703) 683-4911 ext. 3

NYCS Chair
CAPT Edward Gantt, USN (ret)
MOWW Vice Commander-in-Chief

Support our future leaders of America through a donation to the Youth Enrichment Foundation Inc.
Donations are needed to help fund student travel, lodging, and learning opportunities.

Mail Your donation to:

Youth Enrichment Foundation
261 Fox Ridge Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Please indicate that your donation is to support the NYCS. Donations are tax deductible.

EIN: 541975636

MOWW’s History of Youth Leadership

The NYCS continues the legacy of the MOWW’s Youth Outreach Programs that have enhanced our American Leadership, Patriotism, and the Free Enterprise System strengths in America’s Schools for decades. It aims to reinforce the importance of civics in both education and life, providing our future leaders with a deeper understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a civil society.