The only nation-wide award reaching out to young leaders between 15 and 19 years old, the National Young Leader Award (NYLA) was launched in 2013 to recognise youths who are involved, engaged, and show conviction in the things they do, regardless of their academic achievements.
We recognise and nurture young leaders who excel at one (or more) of these leadership traits:
Bringing positive change to the community through active participation
Mobilising others to catalyse positive impact
Acting with purpose on issues and passion areas that they care strongly about
Being a positive influence by upholding values through their actions
Rallying people together to overcome a challenge
WHAT YOU GET AS PART OF NYLA
Beyond acknowledging their leadership capabilities, Halogen Foundation also journeys closely with the applicants to further develop them in their character, mindset, and skill set. The finalists also get the opportunity to be mentored on their impact projects.
By highlighting the stories of these young leaders, we hope it inspires a generation of young people to also rise up and make that positive contribution in their communities.
Learn how to communicate with confidence and improve your storytelling on camera.
Broaden your perspectives of being a leader through the Leadership Masterclass.
Get the opportunity to interact with established leaders, mentors, and speakers.
Meet and connect with other like-minded young leaders through the Leadership Masterclass and award process.
Spread the message of the cause you believe in through a professionally-produced video feature.
Share your ethos of what it means to be a young leader with the world through our network.
Spark your impact project with support from Halogen Foundation, and access to resources and learning.
Get coaching and network from mentors to help you bring your impact project to the next level.
THE AWARD JOURNEY
We walk with NYLA applicants through a comprehensive 4-stage journey, where leadership potential is not only recognised but also nurtured. Through seamless integration with our training programmes, the winners will be empowered to positively impact their communities in significant ways.
February – April 2021
Searching across the nation for young leaders of Singapore
June – August 2021
Nurturing the leadership potential in finalists to develop advocates who take action on their beliefs for social good
Acknowledging individuals for being involved, engaged, and showing conviction.
Mentoring and accelerating impact projects.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JOURNEY
The Leadership Dialogue is curated for our finalists to hear from leaders in the workforce and learn about what leadership looks like in a work environment. Through a closed group setting with our corporate partners, our finalists will have the opportunity to draw from their experiences and gain insight into their career pathway in the future.
Nominees must be aged 15 to 19 years old as of December 2021. (From any local secondary and tertiary institutions; ITE, JC, Polytechnic or International Schools)
You are required to submit an Application Form & a 1-minute user generated video.