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.
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Decades ago, the Youth Leadership School literally launched my political career. I'm so thankful for Morton Blackwell and The Leadership Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Mahaleris is the Regional Field Coordinator for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana at the Leadership Institute. In this role he travels to colleges and universities and coordinates with partner organizations to grow the conservative movement on campus.
Andrew is a veteran of conservative political campaigns, previously acting as a Field Director for the Massachusetts Republican Party in 2018, as Youth Director in Virginia for Ed Gillespie's campaign for Governor in 2017, and in his home state of Maine as Youth Director for Congressman Bruce Poliquin in 2016 and Data Director for the Maine Republican Party in 2014. Between campaign cycles, he worked on Capitol Hill as a Communications Aide, and in Maine as a Congressional Aide for Congressman Poliquin.
In college, Andrew was elected as the youngest member of the Maine Republican Party State Committee, served on the Executive Committee for the Maine Federation of College Republicans, and as Chairman of the College Republicans at the University of Maine.