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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, November 9

Sat 9:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 10:   8:30 AM - 8:00 PM


Wilmington, NC 28401 Map


$30.00 $5.00 discount for early registration until 10/9/19 Your Cost: $25.00


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David Blair

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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

Kelsey Mix

Kelsey Mix

Regional Field Coordinator

Kelsey Mix is the Leadership Institute's Regional Field Coordinator for D.C. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Kelsey manages over 165 active conservative and libertarian student groups; assisting them with recruiting, hosting speakers and spreading conservative principles on campus. Kelsey first interned with the Leadership Institute in the Career Programs department. She updated and helped manage LI's online job bank, as well as run career and resume consultations.

Before joining LI, Kelsey attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where she majored in Public Policy. While at William and Mary, she was active with the College Republicans, volunteered with Arc of Williamsburg and served in leadership roles in her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta.

Kelsey loves to travel and once had a guava stolen by a monkey atop an ancient temple. She plans on visiting all seven continents by the age of 35. Kelsey also loves to read, try new coffee shops and spend time with her five younger siblings.

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)