Young America’s Foundation will welcome more than 800 participants to its sold-out June High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch this week for unforgettable experiences at President Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo and the state-of-the-art Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Discrediting the mainstream media’s narrative that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the standard-bearer for America’s future, these students are committed to advancing the bedrock principles of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

Students representing more than 200 schools from 28 different states will gather at YAF’s Reagan Ranch—the Conservative Movement’s largest site on the West Coast—to hear from leading conservatives and meet like-minded peers. Of those students, 70 percent of them are attending a Young America’s Foundation program for the first time.

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro and Michael Knowles; One America News’s Liz Wheeler; Fox News’s Todd Starnes and Rachel Campos-Duffy; Representative Chip Roy; and Super Bowl Champion Burgess Owens are among the leading conservatives who will inspire and educate the rising generation of conservative leaders gathered in Santa Barbara.

In addition to hearing from and meeting their conservative heroes, students will also have once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk in President Reagan’s footsteps at his beloved ranch home, America’s premiere presidential property. “To understand this great man,” wrote Reagan biographer Edmund Morris, “go to the ranch—that’s where you’ll find his soul.”

Showing the growing demand of conservative resources for high school students, YAF’s June High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch—taking place June 19 to 22—is just one of five scheduled high school conferences Young America’s Foundation will host in 2019.

“As the Los Angeles Times noted, ‘Rancho del Cielo has allowed the Foundation’s reach to transcend generations,’ a fact proven by the thousands of young people who’ve visited the Reagan Ranch since Young America’s Foundation saved it in 1998. Educating and equipping the next generation of conservative leaders and then inspiring these students to take bold action to share freedom’s principles with their peers is a vitally important task today,” remarked YAF Spokesman Spencer Brown. “As high schools start to look more like college campuses, young students need to have the facts, resources, and boldness to ensure ideological diversity and the free and open exchange of ideas is championed in the classroom. At Young America’s Foundation’s high school conferences, that’s exactly what they receive.”

Other speakers set to share the key tenets of conservatism with high school students include Ken Blackwell, Paul Kengor, Burt Folsom, Brian Brenberg, Ron Robinson, and Patrick X. Coyle.


For additional information or to request an interview contact Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown via sbrown@yaf.org or 800-872-1776.

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