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High School Students

High School Conference at the Reagan Boyhood Home

July 18, 2024

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July 20, 2024

Reagan Boyhood Home

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Dixon

,

IL

High School Students

100.00

Featured Speakers

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Dr. Burt Folsom
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Peggy Grande
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Ian Haworth
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Yeonmi Park
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Paula Scanlan

There is no better way to establish hope for the future than to enlighten young minds.
~ President Ronald Reagan

Who?              High School Students

When?            July 18-20, 2024

Where?           The Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon, Illinois

The cost?        Only $100!

Why Should I Attend?

  • Meet friends from across America who won’t cancel you over differing opinions
  • Learn from top leaders in the Conservative Movement about how to champion your principles at your school & beyond!
  • Meet your heroes and ask them questions during Q&A
  • Explore President Ronald Reagan’s hometown and learn about his core values, touring his Birthplace, Boyhood Home, historic school, and Lowell Park
  • Enjoy a barbecue and games along the Rock River where young Ronald Reagan served as a lifeguard
  • Receive valuable resources, free books, and patriotic swag
  • Improve your critical thinking, communication, and debate skills
  • Gain skills that will better prepare you for college and your career
  • Enjoy 2 nights in a hotel and free meals from Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch
  • Become an effective, principled, and courageous leader!
Dive into the heart and mind of one of America’s greatest leaders! YAF’s three-day program will whisk you away on a journey through history, revealing the people, places, and ideas that shaped the Ronald Reagan as a young man. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of how the 40th President changed not just the country, but the world, and how you can do the same. Brace yourself for an adventure through time as you journey to America’s heartland, where the very essence of President Reagan’s character comes alive. From his tireless work ethic to his astounding humility, frugality, and belief in the American Dream, Ronald Reagan’s hometown personifies the President’s deeply held values and shaped his vision of what America was, is, and could be –a “Shining City on a Hill.”

Today, young people are taught that America is the exact opposite –a place of bigotry, oppression, and limited opportunity– and that our most important systems and institutions– the Constitution, free enterprise, free speech, and religious liberty among them – are simply pillars of this oppression. This program will help students grapple with important questions about American values and better equip them to understand and defend the principles of freedom.

During this program, you will engage with the top leaders of the Conservative Movement, discovering how you can bring change to your campus and inspire others. Plus, you’ll mix and mingle with fellow young leaders from every corner of the USA. And as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to explore the Midwest town that shaped the legendary Ronald Reagan. We guarantee that it will be an unforgettable week!

This empowering program will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, and will conclude on Saturday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m.

WHAT’S INCLUDED? The conference fee of $100 includes Thursday and Friday night in a hotel, conference materials, transportation during the program, and meals from Thursday dinner through Saturday lunch.

WHERE WILL STUDENTS STAY? YAF will provide hotel accommodations for students on Thursday and Friday night at the Holiday Inn & Suites (301 E 2nd St, Rock Falls, IL 61071). Students will have one or two roommates of the same sex for the conference in the hotel, and YAF will provide shuttles to and from the hotel during the program.

IS TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? Tuition assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis for those with demonstrable financial need. If you have financial need, please email a brief essay (no more than a page) to Conference Director Madison Habersetzer at [email protected] with some language regarding your financial need.

IS TRAVEL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? While travel assistance is never guaranteed, Young America’s Foundation will gladly consider all completed requests to alleviate the cost of student flights. Apply for travel assistance here.

Please note that travel assistance requests are due prior to the event.

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE LIKE? Check out a sample conference agenda here.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK? Boyhood Home Packing List

WHERE DO I FIND MORE DETAILS? For details about applying for travel or tuition assistance, travel options, dress code, hotel accommodations, and more, please check the program Frequently Asked Questions.

APPLICATION:  This conference is full.

 

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