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The March 2020 High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch

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Event Overview


Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch High School Conference is a unique gathering designed specifically for high school students and framed as a “crash course” in conservative thought. No prior knowledge or involvement in public policy is required to attend.


  • Learn conservative ideas and effective activism
  • Meet and network with like-minded students
  • Interact with your conservative heroes
  • Receive valuable resource materials
  • Improve your critical thinking and debate skills
  • Become a young leader in the Conservative Movement
  • Walk in Reagan's footsteps

When you attend, you will hear briefings and discussions with conservatism’s brightest minds and most respected leaders. Students also enjoy a tour of the Reagan Ranch.

SPEAKERS: The speakers will be posted below as they are confirmed.

FAQs:  Download this pdf for all the details.

COST: The tuition fee of $100 includes three nights at a Santa Barbara hotel, conference tuition, materials, and meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch.

**NEW login this year: to register for this conference, you must sign up after selecting apply now below and create a student portal login. From this event page, you will be taken to the “Student Portal Login” webpage. Click create an account here, and fill in your first and last name, along with a username and password. Remember this login, as it will be used when you register for future YAF conferences, making the application process easier and smoother by remembering past application information.


Anna Strasburg

Anna Strasburg is a pro-life activist who ran and biked 3,000 miles across America. On her journey, she spoke at various venues to educate and activate people into the pro-life movement. She is now married and a mother of one. Today Strasburg continues to speak promoting the pro-life message.

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Burt Folsom

Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, Historian and Author

Historian Burt Folsom of Hillsdale College is the longest serving faculty member of Young America’s Foundation’s student programs, where he consistently receives top ratings from the young people he reaches at each YAF event. Dr. Folsom is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and he received his B.A. from Indiana University, his M.A. from the University…

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