About the Conference

Annual Multi-Day Youth Leadership Conferences are sponsored by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) and conducted in Florida by the Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc., an IRS-designated 501(c) (3) Florida Not-for-profit corporation. These conferences are held in Tallahassee, Florida, in May of each year. The conferences are designed to provide students with unique opportunities to participate in discussions with authoritative, experienced, and articulate spokes-persons from the military services, government, industry, the judiciary and the academic community. They have been constructed to encourage participants to think about the kind of country he or she lives in, what opportunities are available to them, who they are, and where they are going in the future. Patriotic education, leadership development experiences, and teaching responsible citizenship are the focus of all that we do. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1985, more than 2,800 students have graduated from our program, and more than 19,000 high school sophomore and junior students participate each year in similar conferences that are conducted nation-wide.

Youth Leadership Conference Video

Learn more about what our conferences are about by viewing a video that captures a glimpse of what takes place at conferences across the country. You will need the free Windows Media Player or free Apple QuickTime installed on your computer to view the files. Please note that the QuickTime video clips must download completely before the player will appear.

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The Objectives of the MOWW Youth Leadership Conferences include:

  • Identify the basic elements of leadership needed in the maintenance of a free society.
  • Identify the basic concepts of the free enterprise systems and the foundation upon which this nation was built.
  • Develop an awareness of those special aspects of leadership applicable to our national institutions.
  • Develop leadership skill to enable students attending conferences to become citizens and the future leaders of their community and our country.

For more information regarding the Youth Leadership Conferences at  Tallahassee click here.