The Youth Federalist Initiative has a 10-week classroom and experiential training program for potential candidates at all levels of government.  The program is designed for those with varying degrees of competency in the skills needed to run a successful campaign.  The program culminates in a capstone project comprised of a mock campaign.  Full attendance is required for graduation. 

The curriculum includes lessons on the following topic:

  • Civics

  • Public Speaking and How to Develop a Speech

  • Canvassing

  • Social Media Presence

  • Website Basics

  • Branding

  • Fundraising

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In response to the need to connect the training to GOP candidate vetting, the ACRC is using a Candidate Self Assessment and Candidate Readiness Questionnaire to help candidates recognize their strengths and assess their fortitude for completing a successful campaign.

Candidates can begin their journey of self exploration and training here:

Candidate Self Assessment

Author/Creator Karen Hoopes

Candidate Readiness Questionnaire 

Author/Creator Cynthia Sarmiento