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October High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

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Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2018
2:00 pm
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EXPERIENCE HISTORY. LEARN CONSERVATIVE IDEAS. WALK IN PRESIDENT REAGAN'S FOOTSTEPS.

Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch High School Conference is a unique gathering designed specifically for high school students and framed as a “crash course” in conservative thought. No prior knowledge or involvement in public policy is required to attend.

BENEFITS FOR YOU:

  • Learn conservative ideas and effective activism
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Interact with your conservative heroes
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a young leader in the Conservative Movement
  • Walk in Reagan's footsteps

When you attend, you will hear briefings and discussions with conservatism’s brightest minds and most respected leaders. Students also enjoy a tour of the Reagan Ranch.

THE CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Please scroll below.

THE DETAILS:  Click here for details including flight, tuition assistance, dress code, and much more.

THE COST: The conference fee of $100 includes three nights at a Santa Barbara hotel, conference tuition, materials, and meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch.  It does not include travel to Santa Barbara, however, students are welcome to apply for travel assistance

NEED TRAVEL ASSISTANCE?  While Travel assistance is never guaranteed, Young America’s Foundation will gladly consider all completed requests. Travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with financial need. If you have financial need, please email a brief essay (no more than a page) to travel@yaf.org that includes:

  • Language regarding your financial need
  • What you hope to gain by attending the conference
  • Your travel plans
  • The expected amount of your travel plans and the amount you are requesting. (For example, Expected travel costs from IAD to SBA $500. I am requesting $200 in assistance.)

We will not consider your request until we receive this completed essay. Travel assistance essays are due October 1, 2018. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Please click here.

APPLICATION: This conference has sold out. Click here to request to be placed on a wait list.

 

The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State St
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Michael Reagan

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Robert Spencer

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Angela 'Bay' Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States, Commentator and Realtor

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Ron Robinson

President of Young America's Foundation, Trustee of The Phillips Foundation, Author, Director of Citizen's United and American Conservative Union

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Burt Folsom

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Grant Strobl

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Ken Stiles

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Emily Jashinsky

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Brian Brenberg

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