Youth Leadership School banner

Youth Leadership School

64 days until event begins

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, September 21

Sat 21:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 22:   8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


Philadelphia, PA 19122 Map


$30.00 $5.00 discount for early registration until 8/22/19 Your Cost: $25.00


Alexandra Knowles's Photo

Alexandra Knowles

Contact Alexandra with your questions.

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

Katherine	Williams

Katherine Williams

Field Representative

Katherine Williams is the Regional Field Coordinator for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. As an undergrad she interned for VA State Senator Glen Sturtevant in her home city of Richmond. She was also an active member in a parliamentary debate society at Christendom College. She graduated from Christendom with a double major in History and Political Science and Economics. After working as a research assistant in Rome, she came to the Leadership Institute and served as a North Carolina Field Representative before transitioning into the role of an RFC.

An avid traveler, Katherine has worked as a spring missionary in Guatemala and Peru, and traveled throughout Europe while living in Italy for five months. She enjoys visiting new places, reading new books, and hanging out with friends and family.

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)