Youth Programs include the following:
1.Youth Leadership Conferences –National Sojourners offers a variety of Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) scholarships for rising high school juniors at both Freedoms Foundation – Valley Forge and at many regional sites nationwide in partnership with the Military Order of World Wars. The YLCs are designed to instill a sense of patriotism and enhance civic responsibility by “teaching young Americans about America.” Note that the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed all National Sojourner sponsored Youth Leadership Conferences (YLCs) on its list of Approved Contests, Programs and Activities for Students.
The Spirit of America YLC Freedoms Foundation
The Spirit of America YLC at Freedoms Foundation is a four-day conference which affords students an opportunity to interact with experts on citizenship, democracy, the free enterprise system, the judicial system, and the American political process. The program includes thought-provoking lectures; historical tours of Valley Forge and Philadelphia; and experiential workshops, all designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship.
For more details on the Spirit of America YLC program refer to the informational trifold and student packet below:
Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge packet 2017, Microsoft Word
Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge packet 2017, Adobe Acrobat Fillable
Joint MOWW/National Sojourner Sponsored
Regional YLC attendees receive patriotic education, including elements of leadership needed to maintain a free society, concepts of a free enterprise system, and the founding principles upon which the US was built. Attendees develop an appreciation for the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc., and an awareness of the civic responsibilities associated with preserving rights and freedoms. Students also develop leadership and public speaking skills that help them be better citizens and future leaders. Typical YLCs locations are: