Training Seminar

YAF Activism Training Seminar

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Event Overview

School may be winding down, but now is the time to plan for your chapter’s success!

Young America's Foundation will host an activism training seminar on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, exclusively for Young Americans for Freedom chapter leaders from colleges and universities around the country.

The seminar will take place at our Reagan Ranch Center, in Santa Barbara, California where will you will learn how to advance your ideas through engaging sessions on the core aspects of activism:

  • How to build and grow your chapter
  • the secrets to hosting a prominent conservative speaker
  • advancing your message on campus and to those in the media

In addition, attendees will hear from conservative leaders including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and have a unique opportunity to tour Ronald Reagan’s beloved ranch, Rancho del Cielo. You will return to your campus with the tools necessary to effectively challenge both liberal and apathetic climates.

THE COST: There is a nominal registration fee for YAF chapter leaders and members of only $20! We will provide you with overnight accommodations for Friday night, all meals, and conference materials.

Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Travel waivers are available for those traveling significant distance.Check-in for the seminar will take place on Friday, May 17 at Young America's Foundation Reagan Ranch Center located at 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. You should arrive no later than 11:15 a.m., as the program will begin promptly at noon.The training seminar ends on Saturday, May 18 at approximately 12:00 noon.

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

Patrick X Coyle

Young America's Foundation Vice President, Activist, Author and Speaker

Patrick Coyle is the vice president for Young America’s Foundation. Human Events named Mr. Coyle as one of the top ten young conservative activists in the nation, citing his success in reaching hundreds of thousands of students by sending high profile conservative speakers to college campuses. He is also co-editor with Foundation president Ron Robinson…

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Spencer Brown


Originally from Minnesota, Spencer first became involved in government and the Conservative Movement in high school, when he worked for a number of conservative causes. He spent his senior year interning in the district office of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. After high school, Spencer moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he studied government and strategic communication…

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Kyle Ferrebee

Program Officer

Kyle Ferrebee is the program officer for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chapter Services. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with university honors from Wingate University where he studied business management and legal studies. During his time at Wingate, he founded the school’s YAF chapter. As YAF chairman, Kyle hosted multiple campus speakers and events and…

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