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Youth Leadership School

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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, October 26

Sat 26:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 27:   8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


Seattle, WA 98101 Map


$30.00 $5.00 discount for early registration until 9/26/19 Your Cost: $25.00


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David Blair

Contact David with your questions.

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

Trevor	Benson

Trevor Benson

Field Representative

Trevor Benson is the Leadership Institute's Pacific Northwest Regional Field Coordinator for the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Over the years Trevor has worked extensively for various political campaigns and issue advocacy groups across the U.S.

Before joining the Leadership Institute as a Field Representative in Kentucky, Trevor served as a Field Director for Ron Paul's Presidential Campaign from 2011-2012 in North Dakota, and later as a Director for a Conservative Political Action Committee during the Republican Presidential Primary in South Dakota. In his native State of Virginia, Trevor was elected by over 1,400 delegates at the Republican State Convention to serve as an At-Large Alternate National Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He's also worked as Field Staff for the National Right To Work Committee in Montana, and for various local political campaigns in Virginia.

In his spare time outside of politics, Trevor enjoys traveling to new places with friends and family, studying history, and spending time outdoors.

Upcoming Dates:

Sep. 14, 2019 Dallas , TX (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 14, 2019 Towson , MD (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Miami , FL (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Philadelphia , PA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 28, 2019 Minneapolis , MN (This is a 2-day school)