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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.


Starts Saturday, November 12

Sat 12:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 13:   8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


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$100.00 $65.00 discount for early registration until 10/20/22 Your Cost: $35.00


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What graduates say

Lee Jackson

Lee Jackson

Political Strategist

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.

Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley

Former Editor, Washington Examiner

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

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.

Your faculty

Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles

Director of Youth Engagement, Republican National Committee

Alexandra Knowles is a Partnership Advisor at the Leadership Institute.

Previously, Alexandra Knowles was the National Director of Youth Engagement at the Republican National Committee. In this role, she managed field operations partnering with youth activists and organizations across 18 target states. She identified, trained, and activated thousands of young supporters to make more than 11 million voter contacts for the Republican ticket.

Prior to joining the RNC, Alexandra served as the Director Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. Here, she traveled across the country training thousands of conservative and libertarian activists on strategies to win.

In 2017, Alexandra was the Youth Director for Ed Gillespie's gubernatorial bid in Virginia. The Youth for Ed campaign recruited nearly 5,000 coalition members, organized 112 interns, and coordinated campaign efforts on 127 campuses across the Commonwealth.

Alexandra is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her B.S. in Political Communications, as well as a Business Foundations certificate from McCombs School of Business.

Upcoming Dates:

Sep. 17, 2022 Charlotte , NC (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 8, 2022 Scottsdale , AZ (This is a 2-day school)
Oct. 22, 2022 Orange County , CA (This is a 2-day school)
Nov. 12, 2022 San Antonio , TX (This is a 2-day school)
Dec. 10, 2022 New Orleans , LA (This is a 2-day school)