Young Conservatives Leadership Conference III

Want to be your best and help America be its best?

Join us for a week with Hugh Hewitt

Discover your potential, envision your future, and be inspired for freedom. Spend an extraordinary week at Colorado Christian University with like-minded young Americans, enjoying the Colorado summer, while gaining the knowledge and skills to do your part in keeping our country great.

July 16 – July 23 at Colorado Christian University

How to Attend

Thank you for your interest in the Young Conservative Leadership Conference.  Registration is now open.  Please contact Mary Weston at 303.963.3362 or if you have any questions or concerns.

What You Need To Know

Who’s Invited
Students age 16-20 who desire to work on leadership development, learn about politics in a free society, make new friends, and share ideas about America’s future.
Lead Conference Instructor
Hugh Hewitt; national radio host, constitutional law professor, author, and Reagan appointee. Second year participants will have five separate speakers every morning from national and local levels of politics as they explore the five key issues of the upcoming elections together.
Young Conservatives Leadership Conference II
Last June, YCLC II drew 150 students from 21 states. They said things like, “Changed my life”…”Surpassed my expectations”…”Expanded my horizons”. Many said they’ll be back, so this years 250 spaces will fill fast. Better reserve now.
Why This Conference

This conference will give you the basics of conservative thought in several key areas of politics as well as a sound foundation of leadership principles to help you understand the call of the Christian in the public square: to lead, be assertive, champion issues, and be a change agent. You will have a chance to become familiar with what the real issues that affect America are from people who live and work within the system of government so that you will be able to identify the truth about where this country is going and what can be done about it. With afternoon workshops on leadership you will be able to learn valuable skills that will practically help you have a vision for leading change as you move on with your life in your schools, communities, and churches. Wrapping up the week at the Western Conservative Summit will further equip you as you hear from prominent political and government leaders from all over the US and world on their views of where this country is going and how you can be involved. Overall, you will be informed, equipped, and motivated to be a citizen that can identify the key issues, what’s behind them, and what it takes to affect change within them.

Morning and Afternoon Classes

Morning Session Will Cover

For First Year Students
What are the great issues of the coming decade?
Why is America exceptional among the nations (if it is)?
How should God and politics interact (if at all)?
What’s your role in citizenship and leadership?
Who are the thinkers and role models you can trust?

For Second and Third Year Students
What are the key issues of the upcoming elections?
What does it mean to be a conservative?
Explore immigration, foreign policy and National defense, the Supreme Court, Religious Liberty, and the economy/debt, with some of the leading policy minds.

Afternoon Sessions Will Cover
All participants will have a chance to be in afternoon workshops in key areas of Leadership, Great Issues, Biblical Leadership, Great Issues of the Century, Media Influence, and many more.

Local Excursions and Other Activities

All participants will enjoy several Colorado excursions during the evenings and afternoons including whitewater rafting, a Colorado Rockies game, enjoying downtown and eating in several local restaurants, a Service Day project, chapel and worship, a volleyball tourney, and more.

Your Week Wraps Up at Summit

As a YCLC student, your fabulous Colorado week will conclude with participation in every minute of Western Conservative Summit 2016 with it’s stellar lineup of speakers and electrifying freedom atmosphere.

You’ll Become an Armstrong Fellow

Eight amazing days at YCLC III are just the beginning of your new opportunities. Completing the class qualifies you as an Armstrong Fellow, so named in honor of former US Senator and now CCU President William Armstrong. Having bonded, the fellows stay in touch and support each other’s citizenship endeavors.

Important Resources

$250 for the week, ALL INCLUSIVE: lodging, meals, activities, and transportation in Denver

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Program, Monday-Thursday

  • Conference delegates will stay on the CCU campus
  • Classroom sessions every morning
  • Workshops & field trips around Denver every afternoon
  • Social & recreation every evening

Program, Friday-Sunday

  • Conference delegates will stay on the CCU campus
  • Attend Western Conservative Summit 2016 at Colorado Convention Center
  • 20 outstanding speakers
  • 30 citizen action workshops
  • Special youth track for under-30s
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