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For High School Students: Free to participants!

January 22 - 24, 2021

March 26 - 28, 2021

Youth Leadership Conference - Virtual (YLC-V) is a nationally recognized, Military Order of the World Wars-sponsored program for high school students seeking to improve leadership skills and learn about the U.S. government and civic responsibility. The conference, which takes place on selected weekends during the winter months, encompasses hands-on participation in activities based on the U.S. Constitution, personal finance, the free enterprise system, the U.S. Supreme Court, effective communications, and leadership. 

Essay Contest

Students submit an essay of 500 words or less titled: “The Bill of Rights and My Responsibilities,” describing what this means to them as a United States citizen. Applications can be accepted at any time with or without the essay, but the essay must be received one week prior to the program start date. MOWW annually selects winners of the national YLC-V essay competition from among the top graduates of each YLC-V, presenting the Phoenician Award and cash prizes to the national winner, first runner up and second runner up.

Students will also receive a crash course on how to apply for college, the federal service academies, ROTC scholarships, financial aid, and much more.


  1. High School Students in the grades of 9th thru 12th
  2. The Bill of Rights and My Responsibilities essay

What is the cost?

YLC-V is free to participants.

If you have questions or need more information, please call 1 (802) 485-2004 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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