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High School Free Enterprise Leaders Conference

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Event Overview

“I am beyond grateful for everything that I’ve experienced and learned this weekend. I will be returning home as a more informed American and full of even more love for the values of free enterprise and our country.” – Sophia Zamoyta, 2021 attendee


Young America’s Foundation’s High School Free Enterprise Leaders Conference is a unique, life-changing program designed specifically for high school students across America. A “crash course” in business and economics, this conference will expose you to the truth about socialism, big government, and the incredible benefits of free enterprise and entrepreneurship that your teachers and textbooks may not be teaching you.

No prior knowledge or involvement in these areas is required to attend.


  • Learn key business and economic ideas
  • Interact with top business leaders and economic experts
  • Gain access to valuable resources
  • Participate in training on effective school activism strategies
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Improve your debate skills
  • Become a leader at your school

At this conference, you will participate in interactive sessions with the most respected leaders in the fields of economics and business.

You will leave a more informed student, a stronger leader, and a more passionate activist.

REGISTRATION FEE: The $45 conference fee includes conference tuition, all materials, hotel lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, and four meals from Friday dinner to Saturday dinner.

MORE DETAILS: For details about applying for travel or tuition assistance, travel options and shuttles, dress code, hotel accommodations, and more, please check the program Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Hahn at or (800) 872-1776.

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