Each winter, a recruitment packet is sent to every public and private school in North Dakota. We may also work with other contacts in the community to get the word out about NDLS. Those that are in the tenth grade (sophomore year) that display great leadership potential are encouraged to register for this high energy, high impact weekend.

To guarantee that all students have the opportunity to participate, NDLS maintains a policy that students do not pay to attend. Volunteers raise funds through private-sector donations each year so that the entire three-day seminar is held at no cost to its attendees.