What is eNDLeSs Academy?

Just like our in-person seminar, students will be exposed to ideas on leadership, community involvement, and volunteerism through interactive sessions with business and community leaders from across the state – all online.


Who is eligible to attend eNDLeSs Academy?

While we usually invite sophomores, this year we have decided to allow last year’s to attend! Any North Dakota junior may participate. We recommend one or two students per school.


Who can register a student?

School counselors, teachers, and principals have been and continue to be the primary advocates for nominating and registering their students. We hope you will continue to do so by registering a student from your school in 2021. As NDLS grows, so does our number of advocates across the state. In some situations, these individuals (our alumni, local civic groups, and banks) have also been granted nomination permissions of local students.


How do I register my student?

Every high school in the state is eligible to register a junior student to this program – at no cost to the school, the student or his or her family. We encourage you to select and register your student as soon as possible since the registration deadline is April 30, 2021. You may register your student by submitting the online form found at www.ndleadership.org.


What does the future of NDLS look like?

While we will not be hosting our in-person Seminar in 2021, our Board remains dedicated to teaching leadership and community service skills to North Dakota high school students. Our goal for NDLS 2022 is to return to an in-person Seminar and invite both sophomores and juniors to attend. We are discussing the details and will provide more information to schools and on our website in Winter 2021.


Who can I contact with additional questions?

For registrations related questions, please reach out via register.ndls@gmail.com, or call Jenna, our Director of Registration at 701-520-3268.
You can also contact our 2021 Seminar Chair, Dana Altendorf at seminar.ndls@gmail.com or 701- 360-0613 for NDLS related questions.


Who pays for the Seminar?

All costs, except travel expenses, are paid for by many sponsors throughout North Dakota. We are able to provide NDLS free of charge to every student because of the generous contributions we receive from North Dakota businesses, foundations, individuals, and service organizations who believe in the value of youth leadership development. Make a donation today!