Where do young conservatives go today to hone their leadership skills outside of campaign efforts? On Sunday's "Jacki Daily Show," Jacki Daily invited Adam Josefczyk, executive director of Forge Leadership Network and co-founder of the Ohio Conservative Review, to share a mentoring opportunity coming up for young people this summer.
This year 99 applicants ranging from 16-24 years old will converge in Columbus, Ohio, from July 4-8 to be trained in principles and practical skills, culminating in a full blown legislative simulation at the State Capitol. The top 40 percent of those attendees with then be paired with a mentor in politics, journalism, and other fields for a year.
Applications are open until June. The program costs $450 and includes everything except airfare; partial scholarships are available. Some attendees may even go to Israel via Passages, a program geared toward exposing Christian college students to the roots of their faith, so they will be well versed in both domestic and foreign policy.
Josefczyk called Forge Leadership Network a "farm system for the conservative movement."
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