About the foundation

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

The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation (RMYLF) was incorporated in 1990 as a Colorado nonprofit foundation and was granted 501(c)(3) IRS status.   The Foundation is governed by a registered set of Bylaws and Policies which define the Board of Directors and the directives by which Foundation business is conducted.


The Foundation is sponsored, in part, by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW).  The Foundation plans, prepares, operates, and continuously improves the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference (RMYLC), every year, in the last full week of June. The Conference is the sole product of the Foundation and all income derived by the Foundation is expended on the Conference.

The Conference has been held in over six different locations including the United States Air Force Academy and in conjunction with another MOWW Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona.  Since 1990, over 2,000 Colorado high school students have graduated from the RMYLC.

Board of Directors

The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation Board of Directors is organized as shown in this graphic. The Board of Directors provides direction to the Foundation.  All positions on the Foundation are volunteer—the Foundation has no paid positions. All Foundation resources go toward producing the annual RMYLC.

The Foundation is always in need of qualified and interested volunteers to assist with Foundation business. If you have an interest in volunteering, additional information and links are HERE.