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Youth Leadership School

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What you will learn

The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School is a rigorous training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader and win for candidates and causes of your choice.

This elite training allows you to become LI Campaign Certified, elevating your status in the political arena, and enhancing your resume for the competitive political job market. This “boot camp of politics” is necessary for anyone who wants to be active in the political process.

You will learn to:
  • Coordinate large numbers of volunteers and voters
  • Recruit and maximize the efforts of your group
  • Motivate volunteers with new and exciting projects
  • Host successful speaker events
  • Develop eye-catching signs and literature
  • Effectively influence your audience through the media
  • Organize activism projects you can implement immediately

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with job recruiters right there at the YLS. These recruiters are looking to hire motivated individuals for open positions all over the nation. Don't miss the opportunity to be hired upon YLS graduation!

One free resume consultation by our career professionals is included in your registration.

Need travel assistance to attend? Apply for a YLS Scholarship.

Details

Starts Saturday, February 8

Sat 8:   8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sun 9:   8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Location:

500 N Capital of Texas
Building 5, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746 Map

Cost

$100.00

Manager

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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

First Amendment Journalist

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

National Director of Youth for Trump, 2016

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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Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles

Deputy Director of Youth Leadership Schools

Alexandra Knowles is the Deputy Director of Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. In this role, she travels across the country training conservative activists on how to run a mass-based youth effort for candida...

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Ronald Nehring

Ronald Nehring

Director of International Training, Leadership Institute

Ron Nehring, Director of International Training at The Leadership Institute, is a Republican strategist and communications expert who served as National Spokesman in the 2016 Presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz.

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Cabot Phillips

Cabot Phillips

Editor in Chief, Campus Reform

Cabot Phillips is the Editor in Chief of Campus Reform having previously served as Media Director.

Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassr...

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Patricia Rausch

Patricia Rausch

Director of Career Programs, Leadership Institute

Patricia is the Director of Career Programs at LI. In addition to leading the careers division, she is in charge of the political and fundraising training division and serves as the non-finance human resources representati...

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Carly Tomaine

Carly Tomaine

Coordinator, Youth Leadership Schools

Carly Tomaine is the Coordinator for Youth Leadership Schools at the Leadership Institute. In this position, she travels across the country to train conservative activists on how to effectively run a youth campaign for can...

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Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 8, 2020 Austin , TX (This is a 2-day school)
Apr. 18, 2020 Las Vegas , NV (This is a 2-day school)
May. 16, 2020 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Jul. 11, 2020 Arlington , VA (This is a 2-day school)
Sep. 12, 2020 Pittsburgh , PA (This is a 2-day school)