The 2022 Conference will be 20-24 June 2022 at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.
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building informed citizen leaders

The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that produces an annual, five-day leadership education conference for high school students who have completed their junior year.

the Conference

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation is Building Informed Citizen Leaders by operating an annual leadership conference where rising high school seniors develop leadership skills and to educate attendees in patriotism and the free enterprise system of America.

The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference is a five-day, college-like experience that provides education in leadership, patriotism, and the free-enterprise system. The conference is funded entirely by donations – the students pay only their travel expenses to and from the conference. Students are recommended for attendance by their high school point of contact (HSPOC).


Students are provided with multiple opportunities to build leadership skills in lecture, project, and teamwork environments


Students participate in a variety of patriotic activities and challenges to create their own definition of what it means to be a patriot​

Free Enterprise

Multiple speakers give enlightening lectures about the free enterprise system, including teaching basic financial practices