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Youth Leadership School

On Saturday June 30, 2012

What you will learn

Youth Leadership School

2 days and nights, $30 (meals included)

The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School is a two-day, comprehensive campaign activism training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader for conservative candidates and causes. Any student who wants to be active in the political process should attend this school.

You will learn to:

  • Organize large numbers of volunteers and voters
  • increase the size and effectiveness of your group
  • Motivate volunteers with exciting projects
  • Host successful speaker events
  • Gain media coverage
  • Organize 12 proven activism projects


Starts Saturday, June 30

Starts  Saturday, June 30, 8:00 AM through Sunday, July 1

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Matt Kneece

What graduates say

Drew Dillingham

Drew Dillingham

Stony Brook University, Class of 2012

 I learned more practical information in the last two days than I learned in all of my college courses combined.

Joshua Goode

Joshua Goode

University of Tennessee, Class of 2013

The LI training I received was so detailed and effective, I truthfully believe I now know more about politics, campaigns, and how to lead and win and learned more in two days than I did over the course of my collegiate career.

Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

University of Idaho, Class of 2012

 The YLS is jam packed with hands-on, practical lessons that can be implemented immediately.

Jordan Guinn

Jordan Guinn

Utah Valley University, Class of 2014

 A political boot camp that will expand your knowledge beyond anything you could imagine.

Your faculty

Matt Kneece

Matt Kneece

Youth Leadership School Director, The Leadership Institute

Matt Kneece is currently the Youth Leadership School Director at the Leadership Institute. He is responsible for identifying, recruiting and training students at the Leadership Institute's flagship school, the Youth Leadership School.

A native of South Carolina, Matt has been involved with politics from the campus level to wide-ranging national elections. A veteran of six campaigns, he was the New England Regional Youth Coordinator for Congressman Ron Paul's presidential campaign in 2012.

Matt traveled to Arlington, Virginia for the summer of 2009 to intern at the Leadership Institute in the Communications Training department. During his time in the DC area, he participated in training and activism with other liberty-minded institutions such as the Institute for Humane Studies and the Cato Institute. After returning to South Carolina, Matt worked at McGuireWoods Consulting where he tracked legislation in the SC State House for clients on issues ranging from healthcare to telecommunications.

During 2010, Matt also served as the South Carolina state coordinator for Young Americans for Liberty. During this time, he spearheaded multiple succesful activism events, including speaker events that attracted more than a thousand attendees.

He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 2, 2017 Arlington , VA
This is a 2-day school Dec. 2, 2017 Urbana-Champaign , IL
This is a 2-day school Feb. 3, 2018 Tuscaloosa , AL
This is a 2-day school Feb. 9, 2018 Salt Lake City , UT
This is a 2-day school Feb. 17, 2018 Highland Heights , KY
This is a 2-day school