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Young Americans for Freedom Chapter Training Seminar January 27 to 28, 2017

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Event Overview

Young America's Foundation will host a chapter training seminar on Friday, January 27, to Saturday, January 28, exclusively for Young Americans for Freedom chapter leaders from colleges and universities around the country.

I learned about the principles of leadership, how to fundraise for events on campus, ways to grow my chapter, how to host speakers, and a number of activist training ideas. It’s people like [YAF] who have made it my mission to build a better America.   ~ A. Leslie, Saddleback College


LOCATION: The seminar will take place at our headquarters in Reston, Virginia, which includes a fully equipped classroom with multimedia capabilities.

DETAILS: This seminar will equip conservative activists with the tools necessary to return to campus and effectively challenge both liberal and apathetic climates.

The seminar will include engaging sessions on core aspects of activism, such as:

  • Recruiting
  • Fundraising
  • Messaging
  • Event planning
  • And others

COST: There is no registration fee for YAF chapter leaders and members! We will provide you with overnight accommodations for Thursday and Friday nights, all meals, and conference materials. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.

CHECK-IN: Check-in for the seminar will take place on Friday, January 27th at Young America's Foundation headquarters located at 11480 Commerce Park Drive, 6th Floor, Reston, VA 20191. You should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m., as the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

CHECK-OUT:  The training seminar ends on Saturday, January 28, at approximately 4:00 p.m.

FAQs: Click here to read the frequently asked questions.


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


Jan 27 - Jan 28
8:45 am
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Emily is the 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, GW YAF hosted a number of high-profile campus speakers including…

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Terms & Conditions

What are the terms and conditions of the seminar? 

a) I understand that I am applying for a limited amount of space at this seminar and that my application is subject to confirmation.  I will be notified within two weeks of submitting my application whether I have been accepted to the seminar.

b) I must attend all sessions of the YAF Chapter Training Seminar. If I do not attend all functions, I will be charged the full cost of the seminar, including the hotel, food, and conference costs.

c) Except in case of emergency, I must notify Young America’s Foundation by January 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST of my inability to attend.

d) I understand I will be assigned roommates for the conference. I may request preferred roommates of the same sex, but there is a chance I may not be able to room with them.

e) I agree to abide by all rules and instructions of Young America’s Foundation and to obey all laws.  I agree to notify Young America’s Foundation’s staff immediately if a problem arises during the conference.

f) I will be added to the Young America’s Foundation’s email list.

g) Young America’s Foundation uses real photos, videos, and quotes from students for promotional purposes and to advance its mission. By attending this program, I consent to the use of my photo, written evaluation statements, and video in any Young America’s Foundation materials.