Conferences & Seminars

2022 Great Beginnings at the Reagan Ranch for Middle School Students

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Event Overview

"Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children." – President Ronald Reagan

Who?              Middle School Students
When?            Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
Where?          The Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
The cost?        Only $30

This one-day program will give middle school students insight into the people, places, and ideas that shaped our 40th President, allowing them to better understand why and how Ronald Reagan changed the country and the world and how they can do the same. The very essence of President Reagan’s character is found at the Ranch—his humility, optimism, hard work, love for freedom, and belief in the American Dream.

This program will help students grapple with important questions about American identity and better equip them to understand and defend the principles of freedom.

Throughout this program, students will hear from some of the Conservative Movement’s brightest minds, be inspired by their stories and insights, meet like-minded peers from across the country, and tour Rancho del Cielo, Ronald Reagan’s “Western White House” and home of 25 years.


  • Walk in President Reagan’s footsteps at Rancho del Cielo
  • Learn from top 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
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a young leader in the Conservative Movement!

This educational program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 2nd and will conclude at 5:00 p.m.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: The registration fee of $30 includes educational materials, lunch, and transportation to and from the Ranch.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Tuition 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 Madison Habersetzer at with some language regarding your financial need and what you hope to gain by attending the conference.  We cannot consider your request until we receive this essay.

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

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

Peggy Grande

Author and Specialty Project Consultant Executive Assistant to President Ronald Reagan 1989 - 1999

President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan personally and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She ensured that his events, travel, personal and political relationships and day…

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Jake Jacobs

Author and Host of the Jake Jacobs Show

Dr. Jake Jacobs is the host of the Jake Jacobs Show and the author of Mobocracy: The Cultural and Political War to Destroy Our Republic under God, Mother Should I Trust the Government: The Making and Keeping of our American Republic and his latest work MOB RULE: Unmasking the Radical Leftists at Our Doorsteps. Jake has degrees in American History…

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