Due to the COVID-19 virus and in compliance with CDC guidelines the 2020 Spirit of America Program season has been suspended.  All affected programs have been rescheduled.  Please see dates below and reach out to the education office with any questions.

A four-day conference for high school students 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, and experiential workshops, all designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship.

While most students are sponsored by a partner organization, high school students interested in participating can sign up for the February conference. Online registration is available here or email spiritofamerica@ffvf.org for cost and other information.

High School Programs

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
November 5-8, 2020

Partner Organizations: AMVETS

Online Registration

Program Information PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY REGISTRATION)

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
February 20-23, 2020

Open to all.
Partner Organizations: The Union League Legacy Foundation, Pilot International, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scouts, Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
March 5-8, 2020

Partner Organizations: FFVF Chapters

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
March 12-15, 2020

Partner Organizations: FFVF Chapters

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
October 29-November 1, 2020 (previously March 19-22)

Partner Organizations: Military Order of the World Wars

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
October 8-11, 2020 (previously April 16-19)

Partner Organizations: FFVF Chapters

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
October 22-25, 2020 (previously April 23-26)

Partner Organizations: FFVF Chapters

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Program Information – PDF

Program Forms (HARD COPY Registration)

Chaperone forms and information

 

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program
June 18-21, 2020

Partner Organizations: VFW Voice of Democracy

Online Registration

Contact Nick Lopez at the VFW at Nlopez@vfw.org

 

National Sojourners Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference
July 16-19, 2020

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program

Partner Organization: National Sojourners

Program Brochure

Online Registration

Student Forms and Information

Chaperone Forms and Information

 

Please contact the National Secretary of National Sojourners at 703-765-5000 or email HQ@nationalsojourners.org. They will put you in contact with a National Sojourners Chapter in your area.

Service Learning in Public Policy

An advanced leadership program for high school achievers who want to learn how to be catalysts for positive change in the world. The week-long program includes a field service/learning experience, public policy courses and discussions, and workshops in leadership and communications to help students prepare for the college application process.

 

 

Online Registration