Do you know of a student between the ages of 16 and 24 who would benefit from an exciting summer program that teaches leadership, communications, and a Christian worldview? We have several opportunities and full scholarships available for qualified students. Please check out these opportunities below. Feel free to share this post with those who might benefit from it.


Southeast Patriot Academy Leadership CongressThe Patriot Academy is a first-class leadership training specializing in applied civics with a Biblical, Historical and Constitutional foundation. PA students, ages 16-24, develop leadership skills with an emphasis on character, courage, life purpose, and personal skills, underpinned by a founding fathers’ philosophy of governance. PA is the premier political leadership training ground in the nation, with the most realistic simulated-legislative session available! This two-and-a-half-day program takes place in Tallahassee, Florida during the summer each year. Join us for this fun, entertaining, educational, and inspirational Leadership Congress!  Full scholarships are available for Florida residents.

Application for a scholarship to Southeast Patriot Academy Leadership Congress
Registration for the event itself is separate and the application is here. More details are here.


Summit Ministries:  This is a life-changing two-week experience in Colorado Springs and is one of the finest Christian Worldview trainings available. Students will learn from world-class Christian faculty and experience a rich fellowship that strengthens their faith. Designed for students ages 16-24, Summit provides a strong foundation to embrace a Biblical worldview and learn to navigate complex topics, such as abortion, doubts, evolution, gender identity, God’s existence, homosexuality, marriage and family, pornography, reliability of scripture, and much more. Full scholarships are available for Florida residents and include airfare.

Application for a scholarship to Summit Ministries
Information on how to register for the Summit and more details can be found here.


Forge Leadership Network: Forge Leadership Network mentors, trains, and connects young conservatives ages 18-25 to lead in politics, business, and the public square. At the Forge Leadership Summit in Ohio, attendees are taught timeless principles, public policy, and practical skills in dynamic workshops while participating in a full simulation of the legislative process at the Ohio Statehouse. During the week, attendees hear from national experts on pro-life issues, economics, racial relations, and much more. Students also write their own legislation and experience the committee process before having it heard on the statehouse floor. Forge graduates are thriving, landing top-notch jobs and internships, and leveraging the guidance and networks of their mentors. Forge is building a pipeline of faithful, effective young leaders to replenish and expand the ranks of the conservative movement in their home states. Full scholarships are available for Florida residents.

Application for a scholarship to Forge Leadership Summit
Direct registration for the Forge program itself is here.


Summer Legal Internship:  This is a 60-day summer internship, during the months of June and July.  This full-time paid legal internship is a full emersion into all the activities and work of Attorney John Stemberger and is designed for law students and/or very sharp advanced class undergraduate students. The experience is always a bit different depending on what is going on in the news and with the SCOTUS. This is a full emersion of law practice, policy, politics, judicial elections, media training, weekly readings, video assignments, and weekly discussion and debate regarding the activities of the week. Some out-of-town travel may be necessary. Candidates need to be able to work as a team and alone. Owning your own laptop is mandatory, and research and writing are also involved. Pay is $400-$600 a week depending on experience and qualifications. Send your resume to: [email protected] or call 407-251-5130.


Teen PactThe program for this year has ended as it takes place during the Florida Legislative Session. TeenPact is designed to help students, ages 13 to 19, understand the political process, value their liberty, and engage the culture. Through our hands-on and practical teaching, TeenPact Students learn how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders, find encouragement among like-minded peers, and develop their Christian faith. In Florida, Teen Pact, State Class is a 4-day program that takes place in Tallahassee. Three different four-day classes are held during the legislative session each year. There are both basic programs and more advanced programs. Full Scholarships are available for Florida residents. Teen Pact weeks fill up fast each year, so you need to register early several months before the session. Registration for 2023 has not opened up yet, when it does, you can register here.

Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
[email protected]  *  Phone:  407-251-5130

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