Learn to Lead.

Empowering free market and limited government advocates

Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art training institute for concerned citizens who want to make a difference at the federal, state, and local level. Our education programs will build the leadership skills you need to fight for economic freedom, preserve individual liberties, keep elected officials accountable, and defend against the progressive policies and false narratives of the left. You’ll learn the basics of:

  • The benefits of a free society
  • How the left operates
  • Social media best practices
  • Working with legislators
  • Mobilizing fellow supporters

In addition to our certification programs, the Grassroots Leadership Academy offers a series of Insight to Action forums designed to help you get acquainted with our curricula and get others involved in our movement in a more accessible way. We offer dozens of meaningful and thought-provoking presentations.

Certifications

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Level 1.

Grassroots Activist Certification

By attending six classes over a six-week period, concerned citizens will learn to organize an outreach event and learn to become effective citizen activists in their communities.

Level 2.

Grassroots Community Mobilizer

Advocates will participate in the next level of six classes over six weeks to further develop their skills as grassroots leaders. Advocates will be prepared to communicate “on the record,” recruit activists for the cause, create a brand on social media, and engage the community on free-market and limited government issues.

Level 3.

Grassroots Leader Certification

At our highest level of certification, Advocates will fly in for a multi-day, intensive boot camp training on leadership, strategy, and tactics. Our activist academy will give attendees the skills and knowledge needed to become a top-level volunteer or to pursue a career in grassroots activism.

Level 1.

Grassroots Activist Certification

By attending six classes over a six-week period, concerned citizens will learn to organize an outreach event and learn to become effective citizen activists in their communities.

Level 2.

Grassroots Community Mobilizer

Advocates will participate in the next level of six classes over six weeks to further develop their skills as grassroots leaders. Advocates will be prepared to communicate “on the record,” recruit activists for the cause, create a brand on social media, and engage the community on free-market and limited government issues.

Level 3.

Grassroots Leader Certification

At our highest level of certification, Advocates will fly in for a multi-day, intensive boot camp training on leadership, strategy, and tactics. Our activist academy will give attendees the skills and knowledge needed to become a top-level volunteer or to pursue a career in grassroots activism.

Pricing

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Yes, it’s free for any concerned citizen to take a GLA course.

All GLA training sessions are free due to contributions from our growing number of free market and limited government supporters.

Yes, it’s free for any concerned citizen to take a GLA course.

All GLA training sessions are free due to contributions from our growing number of free market and limited government supporters.

Testimonials

“The six-week course provided tools to be a more confident, vocal grassroots activist and champion of economic freedom. It was a great learning opportunity, and recommended if it is offered again!”

-Mary Carroll

“My family lost their freedom and liberty when I was 6 years old in Cuba. Defending my family’s freedom and liberty is one of my personal missions. Grassroots Leadership Academy (GLA)has the perfect guidelines that I have been searching for to help my mission.”

-Jorge Diaz, Miami FL

“Thank you for providing these sessions. Each one gives us inspiration and more information to do better in getting others on board to saving this country.”

-Participant in Rolling Meadows, IL

“This was an excellent presentation. The speaker spoke with great enthusiasm. I was on the edge of my seat! Feeling well-armed with useful tools of communicating.”

-Participant in Manchester, NH

“GLA taught me how to effectively shape the message of economic freedom towards reaching a specific group. Shaping a message is a very important tool as an activist. However, GLA does not just focus on activist education. GLA continues to shape activists into leaders…By empowering the members of our club through trust and specialization in certain areas of activism, our group has been able to greatly affect the community, even with a small numbers of activists.”

-Austin Warehime, Ohio

“The certification program gave me the skills and confidence needed to make a difference in my community and the world we live in.”

-Kaysie Foust, Ohio

Insight to Action Lecture Series

Want a dynamic speaker?

Choose from a variety of presentations and GLA will provide this service at no cost to you!
Insight to Action Lecture Series

Want a dynamic speaker?

Choose from a variety of presentations and GLA will provide this service at no cost to you!

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