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Youth Leadership School

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What you will learn

The Leadership Institute's 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.

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Starts Saturday, October 26

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


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Alexandra Knowles

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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

First Amendment Journalist

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.

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Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles

Deputy Director of Youth Leadership Schools

Alexandra Knowles is the Deputy Director of Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. In this role, she travels across the country training conservative activists on how to run a mass-based youth effort for candida...

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Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 18, 2019 Salt Lake City , UT (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 26, 2019 Denver , CO (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 26, 2019 Seattle , WA (This is a 2-day school)
Nov. 2, 2019 Des Moines , IA (This is a 2-day school)
Nov. 2, 2019 Phoenix , AZ (This is a 2-day school)