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Middle School Expedition

Explore Freedom, Discover America

Grades 6-8

Discover the allure of America and the founding principles that paved the way for unmatched freedom, opportunity, and prosperity. The American Dream isn't a static concept; it's a living, breathing journey shaped by those who dare to understand and chase it.

What to Expect

Middle school is a time of exploration and expanding horizons. At YAF, we help you navigate America’s vast landscape of ideas while forming lasting friendships and memories. Here, we encourage you to delve deeper, cultivate curiosity, and hone skills for future success. With fellow explorers and seasoned guides by your side, embark on this adventure of free minds, free markets, and the freedom to succeed.

Dynamic Experiences

Make lifelong memories with other students and leaders that will shape your future

Intellectual Exploration

Create a better understanding of Conservative ideas and values to help you moving forward

Leadership & Skills

Develop the skillset needed to lead yourself and lead others toward a common goal

Let Your Adventures Begin

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Save the dates for a Middle School Expedition in 2024.

3 Locations to Explore

The Reagan Boyhood Home

Dixon, IL

Every hero has an origin story—discover Reagan’s roots of faith and optimism.

Ranch DeL Cielo

Santa Barbara, CA

Walk in the President’s footsteps. Encounter the man who shaped a nation with his courage and character

YAF Headquarters

Reston, VA

Experience the enduring legacy of our nation’s founding principles of freedom, limited government, and individual rights.

Why students love YAF middle school expedition

“I was very excited to have a program for middle schoolers. I’ve always enjoyed watching YAF content, so I was excited to do it in person.”

Sophia, Capstone Academy

“We came to this program to learn about Ronald Reagan and to discover more about his legacy.”

DeAnna, St. Therese Classical Academy

“I’d love to come to more of these and bring others too. It’s been super fun.”

Robert, Carden Hall

For Parents: Guiding the Next Generation's Freedom Journey

A History of Building Values

For over 60 years, Young America’s Foundation has been inspiring students with individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. At YAF Middle School Expedition, each step your student takes is supported, and every milestone is celebrated. You can count on YAF to offer your students adventures in freedom and friendship in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Programs Aim to:

  • Ignite young minds with the ideals of opportunity, prosperity, and hard work
  • Cultivate critical thinking through hands-on, experiential learning
  • Strengthen communication skills and foster lasting friendships
  • Prepare students to be active, informed participants in shaping our world.

“My son has not stopped talking about it since we returned home. He really enjoyed the speakers and was excited to share what he learned. It’s wonderful to see him put all this information together and have a clear understanding of what’s important.”

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Get Involved

Become a Member

Chapters

Events & Conferences

Host a Speaker

Campus Activism

Programs

Center for Entrepreneurship

National Journalism Center

Reagan Ranch

Reagan Boyhood Home

Campus Lectures & Activism

Defending Student Rights

Middle School Programs

News & Issues

All Media

Articles

Videos

The New Guard

About

About Us

Staff Members

Our Boards

Careers

Financials