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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


Starts Saturday, November 2

Sat 2:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 3:   8:30 AM - 8:00 PM


Phoenix, AZ 85001 Map


$30.00 $5.00 discount for early registration until 10/2/19 Your Cost: $25.00


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David Blair

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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

Jacob Hibbard

Jacob Hibbard

Regional Field Coordinator

Jacob Hibbard is the Mountain West Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute.

Jacob has been interested in politics since he was in elementary school when he volunteered for his first campaign. He participated in the Iowa caucuses of 2008, and was a youth delegate to the Iowa Republican State convention that same year.

Prior to joining the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program, Jacob was the host of The New Guards Show on KTalk radio in Utah; an active state delegate in the Utah Republican Party; president of the Brigham Young University College Republicans; and founder and president of the Brigham Young University Young Americans for Freedom.

Jacob is passionate about political philosophy, history, and the intersections between religion, culture, philosophy, and politics. He is a conservative because of his belief in the timeless principles articulated in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the United States Constitution by the American Founding Fathers.

In addition to politics, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and son, watching college football and cheering for his beloved LSU Tigers.

Upcoming Dates:

Jul. 20, 2019 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 14, 2019 Dallas , TX (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 14, 2019 Towson , MD (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Miami , FL (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Philadelphia , PA (This is a 2-day school)