Youth Leadership School

The Boot Camp of Politics

Coming Soon!


The Leadership Institute’s flagship school, nicknamed “the boot camp of politics,” provides you with effective techniques to organize and lead mass-based youth efforts for candidates and causes of your choice.


The Youth Leadership School has launched more successful political careers than any other Leadership Institute training program.

Topics covered include:

Building an effective student organization

Getting out the vote

Earned media (favorable publicity)

Developing a public relations strategy

Launching a successful career in politics



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Youth Leadership School

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8:30am to Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 8pm

307 North University Boulevard

Mobile, AL

Humanities Building


Saturday, Feb. 22nd
8:30 - 9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 AM – Program Introduction & Overview
9:30 – 11:00 AM – The Real Nature of Politics
11:00 – 12:15 PM – Preparing for Leadership
12:15 – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 – 2:15 PM – Membership Recruitment & Tabling 2:15 – 3:15 PM – Conducting a Campus Canvass
3:15 – 3:30 PM – Class Picture
3:30 – 4:45 PM – Leadership Identification and Training
4:45 – 5:15 PM – Care and Feeding of Volunteers
5:15 – 5:45 PM – Organizing High Schools
5:45 – 6:15 PM – Dinner
6:15 – 7:15 PM – Literature Layout and Design
7:15 – 8:30 PM – Media and Public Relations
8:30 – 9:45 PM – How to Present a Public Program
9:45 – 11:00 PM – Mock Elections
11:00 PM – Homework Assignment & Adjournment

Sunday, Feb. 23rd

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Homework Review
9:30 – 11:00 AM – Special Projects
11:00 – 12:45 PM – Security, Intelligence, Reaction Time & Creating Issues
12:45 – 1:15 PM – Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 PM – Security, Intelligence, Reaction Time & Creating Issues
3:15 – 3:30 PM – Break
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Security, Intelligence, Reaction Time & Creating Issues
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Crisis Exercise #1
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Crisis Exercise #2
7:30 PM – Closing Remarks & Final Exam
8:00 PM - Adjournment


Leadership Institute

Founded in 1979 by its president, Morton C. Blackwell, LI provides training in campaigns, fundraising, grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications. The Institute teaches conservatives of all ages how to succeed in politics, government, and the media.

The Institute offers 40 types of training schools, workshops, and seminars; a free employment placement service; and a national field program that trains conservative students to organize campus groups.


Since 1979, LI has trained more than 143,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students. The Institute's unique college campus network has grown to more than 1,500 conservative campus groups and newspapers.


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