Middle School Expedition
Explore Freedom, Discover America
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.
Make lifelong memories with other students and leaders that will shape your future
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
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
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.”