DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council
What is the National Leadership Council (NLC)?
The National Leadership Council is a four-year servant leadership program for Christian Science teens. It is dedicated to “fostering spiritual growth, leadership qualities, and a service approach to life.” It is run by DiscoveryBound, a subsidiary of Adventure Unlimited. Teens who attend Christian Science Sunday School can apply for the program in the fall semester of their 8th grade year. Classes of 20 participants are formed, which are shepherded by class leaders and local mentors through their senior year. Each year, the class has monthly conference calls, a 10–14 day summer experience, and several weekend events. Every student participates in the Congressional Award, which requires certain hours of volunteer service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration/expedition.
What We Fund
The Albert Baker Fund provides a grant to DiscoveryBound on behalf of each participant.
Paige’s NLC Internship Project: A different kind of care package
The last summer of the NLC program, seniors intern with an organization within the Christian Science community. Here’s just one example of what these internships can accomplish! Paige developed her project with Friends of the Christian Science Monitor and collaborated with her church and reading room to make it happen.