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National Youth Leadership School

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What you will learn

The Leadership Institute's National 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.

If you are attending this training and would like to spend the 4th of July in Washington, DC please email Carly at CTomaine@leadershipinstitute.org to receive free housing!

Details

Starts Saturday, July 2

Sat 2:   8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 3:   8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Location

George Mason University Law School Campus
3301 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201 Map

Cost

$100.00 $65.00 discount for early registration until 7/10/22 Your Cost: $35.00

Manager

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Carly Tomaine

Contact Carly with your questions.

What graduates say

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Political Strategist

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.

Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley

Former Editor, Washington Examiner

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

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.

Your faculty

Tim Bertram

Tim Bertram

Tim Bertram is currently the Senior Director of Online Fundraising at Hines Digital.

He started his political career in college, when he served as State Chair for Young Americans for Liberty in Minnesota. Upon gradu...

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Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

Dr. Campbell has a winning career spanning more than four decades and is an expert strategist and researcher having first honed his skills at the DOD as a Presidential Fellow during the Reagan Administration.

Most r...

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Celtin Clardie

Celtin Clardie

Celtin Clardie is the Leadership Institute's Regional Field Coordinator for the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Missouri where he manages a network of over 100 student groups. In this role he travels across the...

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Ian Escalante

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Kayleigh Frederick

Kayleigh Frederick

Kayleigh Frederick was born and raised in Brighton, MI, is a graduate from Brighton High School, and the founder of the Turning Point USA Livingston County Activism Hub. In Michigan, Kayleigh spent many years at a nonprofi...

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Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette

President, Accuracy in Media

Adam Guillette is currently the President of Accuracy in Media. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Development for Project Veritas. Project Veritas uses investigative journalism to expose waste, fraud, and corr...

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Matthew Hurtt

Matthew Hurtt

Director of Graduate Programs

Matthew Hurtt is the Director of Graduate Relations at the Leadership Institute. He is also an internationally-recognized fundraiser, organizer, writer, and public speaker.

For nearly six years, Hurtt worked at Amer...

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Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Political Strategist

Lee Jackson oversees the surrogate program for the Glenn Youngkin for Governor Campaign in Virginia. Previously, he served as the Director of the Youth Leadership School at Leadership Institute. Prior to serving at LI, he ...

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Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles

Director of Youth Engagement, Republican National Committee

Alexandra Knowles is a Regional Development Officer at the Leadership Institute.

Previously, Alexandra Knowles was the Director of Youth Engagement at the Republican National Committee. In this role, she managed fie...

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John Koons

John Koons

John Koons is the Director of Youth Engagement for the Republican National Committee where he leads the party's national effort of engaging young voters to grow the party.

Formerly, John served as the Trump Victory ...

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Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe

Director of Digital Training, Leadership Institute

Stephen Rowe is the Director of Digital Training at Leadership Institute where he's trained 18,000+ activists, students, and leaders on digital and political technology.

Stephen has been listed on multiple 30 under ...

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Amanda Spiers

Amanda Spiers

Amanda Spiers is the Leadership Institute's Christian Leadership Program Manager. She travels to college campuses across the country to identify talented Christian students on college campuses and recruit them for mentorsh...

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Carly Tomaine

Carly Tomaine

Director, Youth Leadership Schools

Carly Tomaine is the Director of Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. In this position, she travels across the country to train conservative activists on how to effectively run a youth campaign for candidates ...

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Jacob Tourville

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Manfred Wendt

Manfred Wendt

Manfred Wendt is the Executive Director of the Young Conservatives of Texas. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas until attending Trinity University from 2015-2018. He graduated from Trinity University with a degree...

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Lance Wheeler

Lance Wheeler

County Commissioner, Kanawha, WV

Lance Wheeler is a Political Fundraising Consultant currently living in his hometown of Saint Albans, WV. He was formerly the Executive Director for the Conservative Leadership PAC located in Arlington, Virginia. CLPAC's m...

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Upcoming Dates:

Jul. 2, 2022 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Jul. 23, 2022 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 17, 2022 Charlotte , NC (This is a 2-day school)