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2022 Freedom Unveiled Seminar at the Reagan Boyhood Home

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co-sponsored by Young America's Foundation with The Academy on Capitalism & Limited Government

Dixon, Illinois • April 8-9, 2022

“What some of our people seem to have forgotten is the fact that America’s prosperity was not a gift from government or anyone else. Free enterprise, not government, is the source from which our blessings flow.”
– President Ronald Reagan

The Freedom Unveiled Seminar is a unique program hosted by Young America’s Foundation and the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government to train college students how to boldly promote free market principles on campus and beyond.

Today, government bureaucrats nationwide want greater control of your education and healthcare. Many colleges are using their classrooms to teach students the supposed virtues of destructive ideas like socialism and communism and discredited figures such as Karl Marx and Che Guevara. And the media today is obsessed with telling you that students want socialism in America.

By attending the Freedom Unveiled Seminar, you will learn how to challenge this biased narrative by engaging with some of the most accomplished business leaders, professors, authors, and policy experts today. Not only that, you will have the opportunity to take a personal tour of the Reagan Boyhood Home, the childhood home of one of America’s greatest free market champions, President Ronald Reagan.

THE BENEFITS:

  • Learn how to champion free market principles on campus and beyond
  • Interact with top business leaders and economic experts
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Gain access to valuable resources and materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a leader on campus

This seminar will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, and conclude on Saturday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m.

TUITION: The seminar fee of $40 includes one night in a hotel, seminar materials, transportation during the program, and meals from Friday dinner through Saturday lunch.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: 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 one page) to travel@yaf.org that includes:

  • Language regarding your financial need
  • What you hope to gain by attending the seminar
  • Your travel plans
  • The expected amount of your travel plans and the amount you are requesting. (For example, expected travel costs from LAX to ORD $500. I am requesting $200 in assistance.)
  • The subject line should read, “Freedom Unveiled Seminar – Travel Assistance Request”

Please register for this program before submitting your travel assistance essay, and 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. Please email a brief essay (no more than one page) to Conference Director Jaime Hahn at jhahn@yaf.org with language regarding your financial need. We cannot consider your request until we receive this essay.

QUESTIONS: Click here for more details.

REGISTRATION: This conference is sold-out.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
810 &, 816 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, IL 61021

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