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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 5

Sat 5:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 6:   8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


Sacramento, CA 94203 Map




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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

David Blair

David Blair

2016 National Director of Youth for Trump

David Blair is currently the Director of the Youth Leadership School (YLS), nicknamed the "boot camp of politics", at the Leadership Institute. He travels the country training principled conservatives how to win ...

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KaLeigh Long

KaLeigh Long

KaLeigh's involvement in politics started when she served as a youth director in a heavily Democratic district (D+5) for Congressman Rod Blum. She recruited hundreds of college students who made more than 600,000 voter con...

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Gabriel	Nadales

Gabriel Nadales

Pacific Regional Field Coordinator

Gabriel Nadales is the Leadership Institute's Pacific Regional Coordinator covering California. Gabriel is from Los Angeles, CA, attended Citrus College in the San Gabriel Valley and has been politically active for the las...

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Upcoming Dates:

Sep. 21, 2019 Charlottesville , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 21, 2019 Philadelphia , PA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 28, 2019 Atlanta , GA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 28, 2019 Minneapolis , MN (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 5, 2019 Bismarck , ND (This is a 2-day school)