The  National Student Leadership Summit  (NSLS) is part of Junior Achievement’s annual celebration of the accomplishments of  JA Company Program students, ages 15–19, from across the United States. They develop and market a product or service with the goal of realizing a profit for their shareholders. Reaching nearly 14,000 U.S. students during the 2015–2016 school year who created nearly 700 start-ups, JA Company Program gives teens the skills to start and run their own businesses under the mentorship of a local business volunteer.

This pinnacle event brings together 15 JA student companies to Washington, D.C., USA, for three days of high-impact JA experiences. The Summit features the  JA Company of the Year powered by The Hartford, the FedEx Access Award, the Delta Social Impact Award, and the  ICE NYSE Foundation  Best Financial Performance Award.