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High School Free Enterprise Leaders Conference | Reston, Virginia

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"This conference has educated me on how to combat socialism with facts and promote the free market and America..." - David Smith, High School Free Enterprise Leaders Conference 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. You will leave a more informed student, a stronger leader, and a more passionate activist.


  • 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

TUITION: The $45 conference fee includes seminar tuition, all materials, Friday and Saturday night lodging at the Westin Reston Heights hotel, and four meals from Friday dinner to Saturday dinner.

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 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 LAX to IAD are $500. I am requesting $200 in assistance.)

We will not consider your request until we receive a completed request. Travel assistance essays are due prior to the start of the conference. Flights must allow for full-time attendance in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

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 Jaime Hahn 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.

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

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