Conferences & Seminars

2022 National High School Leadership Conference

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Event Overview

Young America’s Foundation’s Gratia Houghton Rinehart National High School Leadership Conference is an exciting four-day gathering of high school students eager to learn and be inspired by conservative ideas. By attending this crash-course in conservatism, you will get to talk with some of the Conservative Movement’s brightest minds, be inspired by their stories and insights, meet like-minded peers from across the country, receive invaluable resources, and even take a tour of the national monuments dedicated to our nation’s Founding Fathers.


  • Learn from top strategists and leaders in the Conservative Movement about how to champion your principles at your school & beyond!
  • Meet and network with like-minded students and participate in discussion with fellow students
  • Tour our nation's capital
  • Interact with your conservative heroes
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a young leader in the Conservative Movement

THE TUITION FEE: The conference fee of $100 includes three nights in the hotel, conference tuition, materials, and meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday breakfast.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: Yes—travel assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. Please email a brief essay (no more than a page) to that includes:

  1. Language regarding your financial need
  2. What you hope to gain by attending the conference
  3. Your travel plans
  4. The expected amount of your travel plans and the amount you are requesting. (For example, Expected travel costs from LAX to IAD $500. I am requesting $200 in assistance.
  5. We will not consider your request until we receive this completed essay.

Please note that travel assistance is not guaranteed, and is allocated on a case-by-case basis. Incomplete essays will not be considered.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Tuition assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. If you have financial need, please email a brief essay (no more than a page) to Jaime Hahn at with some language regarding your financial need. We cannot consider your request until we receive this essay.

THE DETAILS:  Please click here for all the details.


This program is currently full and has moved to a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, please email Jaime Hahn at

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

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