Maine College Republicans host Youth Leadership School

The Maine College Republicans will host the Leadership Institute’s flagship program, the Youth Leadership School, at Bates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12. The school will be held in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

The program is sponsored by the Maine College Republicans and the Leadership Institute, an Arlington, Va.-based organization that trains aspiring conservative leaders. The school is open to high school and college students for a $30 registration fee, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, course materials and optional local hotel accommodations.

To register or for more information, please contact Nathaniel Walton ’08, chairman of the Maine College Republicans, at 207-240-4549 or this

Founded in 1979 by conservative activist Morton Blackwell, the Leadership Institute uses multimedia presentations and experienced instructors to share with students the organizational and campaign techniques necessary to effective leadership.

“It’s a great opportunity to host the Leadership Institute in Maine,” stated Nathaniel Walton ’08, chairman of the Maine College Republicans. “The two-day school will provide all of the knowledge and skills Maine College Republicans need in order to be highly effective grassroots activists during the crucial 2006 Maine elections.”

“This training will be very important as we prepare to make a historic difference in achieving great Republican victories in Maine on November 7,” he concluded.

This is the third year the Maine College Republicans have hosted the event, with this year’s expected turnout of 60 students being the largest ever. College Republicans from the other New England states are also expected to attend.

Notable graduates of the Youth Leadership School include Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, former Virginia governor and Republican National Committee Chairman James Gilmore, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

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