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Youth Leadership School

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What you will learn

The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School (YLS) is a two-day, comprehensive campaign activism training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader for candidates and causes of their choice. This "bootcamp of politics" is an essential training for anyone who wants to be active in the political process.

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
  • Develop eye-catching signs and literature
  • Gain media coverage
  • Organize activism projects you can implement immediately

One free resume consultation is included in your registration.

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Starts Saturday, September 28

Sat 28:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 29:   8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


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What graduates say

Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

President, Americans for Prosperity

Decades ago, the Youth Leadership School literally launched my political career. I'm so thankful for Morton Blackwell and The Leadership Institute.

Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley

Editor, Red Alert Politics

Taking the YLS as a college student gave me invaluable insight on how campaigns function and how I could make myself into an asset for candidates and causes I care about.

Jesus Rodriguez

Jesus Rodriguez

Hispanic Initiatives Coordinator, Republican National Committee

Attending the Youth Leadership School was enriching and empowering. It provided a robust foundation for me to develop my young career in conservative politics. I would highly recommend to any individual seeking to take the next step in their political career.

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Political Director, Bruce Poliquin for Congress

The Youth Leadership School really took my political career to the next level. Without the people I met and the lessons I learned in the YLS, I wouldn't be where I am today.

Daniel Weldon

Daniel Weldon

Youth Director, Keith Perry, FL State Senator

The YLS is a vital training for anyone in conservative politics. It helped me grow the movement on my campus and get a Youth Director position with a campaign.

Your faculty

Hannah Weeks

Hannah Weeks

Regional Field Coordinator

Hannah is the Regional Field Coordinator for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi at the Leadership Institute. While always being incredibly passionate about protecting freedom and defending liberty, she did not begin her life as an activist until her freshman year of college when she started a Turning Point USA chapter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She started attending TPUSA activism conferences and training.

In April of 2016, she attended her first YLS and completed as a top grad and was offered an internship position in the Campus Leadership Programs department of the Leadership Institute for the fall of 2016.

In her role as Regional Field Coordinator, she has identified more than 10,000 conservative students on campuses all throughout the deep south and continues to work with partner organizations to further the conservative movement through activism.

Upcoming Dates:

Sep. 21, 2019 Charlottesville , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Philadelphia , PA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 28, 2019 Atlanta , GA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 28, 2019 Minneapolis , MN (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 5, 2019 Bismarck , ND (This is a 2-day school)