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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
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Starts Saturday, February 9

Sat 9:   8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 10:   8:00 AM - 7:00 PM


1401 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Map




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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

Haley Roddie

Haley Roddie

Donor Relations Officer

Before joining the Leadership Institute, Haley attended the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and graduated in May 2015. Haley studied criminology, sociology, and prelaw. While attending UNCW, Haley worked for a small law firm and also interned for the North Carolina GOP. She was also the Vice President for the Second Amendment Club and the Secretary of the UNCW College Republicans.

In April 2015, she attended a Youth Leadership School in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated a Top Grad. While attending the YLS she was told about the Field Representative Program and decided to apply. Haley spent the Fall semester of 2015 in Louisiana as a Field Rep and was moved to the position of Regional Field Coordinator in January of 2016. In December of 2017 Haley joined the Leadership Institute Development Team as the Donor Relations Officer for the South Central Region.

Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 9, 2019 Oklahoma City , OK (This is a 2-day school)
Feb. 9, 2019 Des Moines , IA (This is a 2-day school)
Feb. 16, 2019 Buffalo , NY (This is a 2-day school)
Feb. 23, 2019 Philadelphia , PA (This is a 2-day school)
Mar. 9, 2019 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)