Youth & Student Scholarships:

One of our goals at the Florida Family Policy Council is to reach the next generation and the best way to do this is to equip young people to become strong leaders by sending them to world-class leadership programs.  When we give a scholarship to students to attend one of these programs, the results are life-changing. If you would like to learn more about each program, please see the information below.

Be sure to sign up for our email alerts here to receive information on the 2024 program dates, details and the opening of the 2024 scholarships as soon as they become available.

Summit Ministries: 

This is a life-changing two-week experience in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and Lookout Mountain, Georgia, is one of the finest Christian Worldview trainings available. Students will learn from a world-class Christian faculty and experience a rich fellowship that strengthens their faith. Designed for students ages 16-24, Summit provides a stronger 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. 

Teen Pact: 
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 and three different Four-day classes are held during the legislative session each year. There are more basic programs and more advanced programs. Full Scholarships are available for Florida residents. Click here to apply for a scholarship. Teen Pact weeks fill up fast each year, so you need to register early several months before the session here. 

Southeast Patriot Academy Leadership Congress:
The 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 will take place this year June 28-30, 2023 in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Join us for this fun, entertaining, educational, and inspirational Leadership Congress!  Full scholarships are available for Florida residents and the application for them can be found here. Registration for the event itself is separate and the application is 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. Click here to apply for a scholarship. Direct registration for the Forge program itself is here.

Summer Legal Internship: (We will not be accepting Summer Interns for 2023 but will accept applicants for June/July 2024.)
This is a 60-day internship in the summer, 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.  Maybe some out-of-town travel. 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. Stay tuned for more information soon.

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