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Great Beginnings: A Seminar for Emerging Leaders

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Sep 8 - Sep 9
2:00 pm
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Event Overview

Have you considered doing more on campus but are not sure of the next steps? Have you ever been frustrated by a professor or classmate's criticism of conservatism, but you weren't sure of the arguments necessary to defend your beliefs? Are you involved in a conservative club but are not sure if you have enough knowledge to convey the conservative message to your peers?

Full-time college students who would like to take a closer look at the ideas behind the Conservative Movement are encouraged to apply to Young America's Foundation's "Great Beginnings: A Seminar for Emerging Leaders" which is scheduled to take place September 8 and 9, 2017 at YAF's headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

You will experience compelling multi-media presentations and speakers that will:

  • Broaden your knowledge of conservative principles
  • Teach you how to defend individual freedom, limited government, and free markets on your campus
  • Develop techniques on how to convey your ideas using new media
  • Build your confidence to make a greater commitment to the Conservative cause
  • Learn the secrets on how to organize a successful speaking event on campus
  • You will hear from leading policy-makers, authors, and leaders who will strengthen your involvement.

This program will bring together students who will be hand-selected to participate in several days of instruction, discussions, and training sessions.

Cost: The tuition fee is only $20.00 and includes two night's accommodations, meals, and seminar materials. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

The Details:  Click here for the FAQs.

Application: Click here to apply.

Young America's Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191

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John Lenczowski

President, Institute of World Politics

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Emily Jashinsky

Commentary Writer, Washington Examiner

Emily is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner. Prior to this she was spokeswoman for Young America's Foundation. She is a graduate of The George Washington University (GW) where she studied political science and creative writing. During her time at GW, Emily served for two years as president of the school’s YAF chapter. Under Emily’s tenure,…

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Chris Horner

Author, Attorney, and Campus Speaker

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Casey Mattox, Esq.

Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Academic Freedom, Alliance Defending Freedom

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Anne Rathbone Bradley

Professor and Vice President of Economics at the Institute of World Politics

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Chris Garcia

National Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency

Chris Garcia was appointed as the National Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency on May 22, 2017.  In his role as the Acting National Director, Garcia works to ensure that the nation’s 8 million minority-owned businesses have the resources they need to expand economic opportunity and create jobs. Before…

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