Young Leaders Academy

High school students to explore the origins, development and contemporary impact of the U.S. Constitution in this four-day summer leadership conference.

Participants in a past YLA program.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the McConnell Center staff has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Young Leaders Academy scheduled this summer. We encourage high school students to sign up for our newsletter in order to stay up-to-date on future opportunities.

In the meantime, we have expanded our digital and multimedia offerings at Check out our:

  • weekly podcasts
  • free PDFs of McConnell Center books
  • archived lecture videos featuring leading politicians and scholars at the Center
  • list of faculty book recommendations

We hope these resources will help keep your imaginations engaged and your education moving forward in this unprecedented time. As always, we hope for your health and safety and remain committed to serving you.

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