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About us

Purpose

The Military Order of the World Wars Youth Leadership Conferences (YLC) provide students with an unique opportunity to participate in a leadership development seminar taught by leaders from the government, industry, military and the academic communities. The YLC's are educational conferences that give U.S. High School students the opportunity to develop leadership skills via patriotic education.

Participants, who attend public, charter and private high schools or who are home-schooled may attend the San Diego YLC offered during the summer.

This conference is designed to foster participants to develop leadership capabilities and then encourage them to utilize their new skills to make their communities a better place.

Objectives & Goals

Background

YLC attendees receive patriotic education, including elements of leadership needed to maintain a free society, concepts of a free enterprise system, and the foundational principles upon which the United States were built. Attendees develop an appreciation for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and an awareness of the civic responsibilities associated with preserving rights and freedom.

The primary goals of the Youth Leadership Conference are:

  • Develop leadership skills and encourage self-actualization
  • Develop a deeper understanding of our national heritage
  • Understand the basic concepts of democracy

The Youth Leadership Conference is for students in current grades 9, 10 and 11 and is part of a national education outreach program sponsored by The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) and National Sojourners, Inc.

The youth leadership and american studies curriculum for the San Diego Youth Leadership Conference has been designed to achieve the same educational objectives as the MOWW Freedom Foundation, located at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

All secondary school conferences are approved for listing by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) on their National Advisory List of Contents and Activities.

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Student Stories

Don’t take our word for it, listen to some of our students

Using what I learned at YLC, I have been able to make a difference at my school.

Tamara 2011

I have become a better leader because of the San Diego Youth Leadership Conference.

Mark 2012

I now have a greater pride in the United States!

Devin 2013

I actually have learned and memorized my basic rights from the Bill of Rights!

Kenneth 2014

The San Diego Youth Leadership Conference has changed my outlook on how I can make a difference in my community.

Jacob 2015

SDYLC Host Organizations

Joseph H Pendleton Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars

San Diego Chapter of The Military Order of The World Wars

San Diego Chapter #45 of The National Sojourners, Inc.

JP Holland Chapter of The Military Order of The World Wars

Wright Chapter of The Military Order of The World Wars

Camp Pendleton Chapter #243  of The National Sojourners, Inc.

Board of Directors

BOD_Travis_Putnam

Mr. Travis Putnam

Corporate President; YLC Director

Representative of the “JP Holland Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

BOD_James_Helt

LCDR Jim Helt (USN Ret.)

1st Vice President

Representative of the “San Diego Chapter #45 of The National Sojourners, Inc.”

BOD_Michael_Murphy

LtCol Michael Murphy (USMC Ret.)

2nd Vice President

Representative of the “Joseph H Pendleton Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

BOD_Bill_Byrne

LtCol Bill Byrne (USMC Ret.)

Treasurer / Secretary

Representative of the “Joseph H Pendleton Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

BOD_Debbie_Kash

Capt. Debbie Kash (USAF Ret.)

Member

Representative of the “San Diego Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

Past MOWW Commander-in-Chief (2013-2014)

BOD_Charles_Dare

Mr. Charles Dare

Member

Representative of the “Joseph H Pendleton Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

BOD_Jack_Harkins

LtCol Jack Harkins (USMC Ret.)

Member

Representative of the “San Diego Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”

Professor giving class at the blackboard

Rudy Bautista

Member

Representative of the “San Diego Chapter #45 of The National Sojourners, Inc.”

BOD_James_Benson

CAPT James Benson (USMC Ret.)

Member

Representative of the “Camp Pendleton Chapter #243 of The National Sojourners, Inc.”

BOD_Mike_Behrens

Michael Behrens

Member

Representative of the “Wright Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars”