In 2010, LI trained 9,500 students and seven new members of the 112th Congress
January 13, 2011, Arlington, VA—The Leadership Institute, through generous donors, was able to train more than 9,500 students in 2010, with seven being in the freshman class of the 112th Congress. Read on for LI President Morton Blackwell’s thoughts on this past year.

LI President Morton Blackwell said, “Last year my staff set records in almost every area of LI programs.  Last year more than 9,500 people were students at our 40 types of in-person training programs, and more than 4,000 viewed LI political training lectures online, the first year the Institute ever offered online training.  The new Congress includes seven freshmen congressmen who are graduates of Leadership Institute training.  Dozens of other House and Senate winners had LI grads in leadership positions in their campaigns.”

“Right now my team and I are working hard to maintain and expand our programs over the next two years because I believe the 2012 elections will be at least as important as last year’s,” said Mr. Blackwell.

The Leadership Institute is an educational foundation whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this, LI identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media.  Since the Institute’s 1979 founding, more than 91,500 people have been trained (with half of those being in the last six years) in one or more of the 40 current programs offered in all 50 states and across the globe. For more information, please visit: