Youth Leadership School
2 days and nights, $30 (meals included)
The Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School is a two-day, comprehensive campaign activism training that provides the tools to be an effective youth leader for conservative candidates and causes. Any student who wants to be active in the political process should attend this school.
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Decades ago, the Youth Leadership School literally launched my political career. I'm so thankful for Morton Blackwell and The Leadership Institute.
Taking the YLS as a college student gave me invaluable insight on how campaigns function and how I could make myself into an asset for candidates and causes I care about.
Attending the Youth Leadership School was enriching and empowering. It provided a robust foundation for me to develop my young career in conservative politics. I would highly recommend to any individual seeking to take the next step in their political career.
The Youth Leadership School really took my political career to the next level. Without the people I met and the lessons I learned in the YLS, I wouldn't be where I am today.
The YLS is a vital training for anyone in conservative politics. It helped me grow the movement on my campus and get a Youth Director position with a campaign.
David Blair is currently the Director of the Youth Leadership School (YLS), nicknamed the "boot camp of politics", at the Leadership Institute. He travels the country training principled conservatives how to win for the candidate or cause of their choice.
David was formerly the National Director of Youth for Trump, the official youth movement of President Donald J. Trump, Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Nationwide Engagement on the Presidential Transition Team, and a Presidential appointee in the Trump administration.
David spent his time on the Trump campaign working with thousands of students and young people from all over the United States to organize a mass-based youth effort for our President. Prior to his role on the campaign David occupied his current position as the Leadership Institute's Director of the Youth Leadership School. David left the YLS to join the campaign in Trump Tower.
Prior to taking on the role of director, David was a Regional Field Coordinator (RFC) for the West Coast, and later, the Mid-West region of the United States.
Before his work as an RFC, David was a Leadership Institute Field Representative in Michigan where he fought against liberal bias and abuse, full-time, on college campuses. David identified over seventeen hundred conservative students during his time in Michigan and organized dozens of successful recruitment and activism events.
An alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, David co-founded SIUC Young Americans for Liberty chapter which started a dialogue of liberty that is still present on that campus today.