The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is driving conservative policy solutions in Texas and the nation as a whole. The Foundation does this by providing academically sound research and creative policy solutions for our state and nation’s biggest challenges.

With the future in mind, the Richardson Youth Liberty Fellowship seeks to bring the immense knowledge and resources of TPPF to the next generation of the conservative movement. The program will provide students with the necessary critical thinking skills, hands-on experience, and professional development to become the thought leaders of their generation.

The Foundation is searching for students eager to grow and ready to strive for excellence. As such, the program will be rigorous, yet rewarding.

The Richardson Youth Liberty Fellowship is a semester-long program designed for students entering their high school junior or senior year.

Fellows will be placed on teams and be given specific roles and responsibilities. Throughout the semester, fellows will engage in policy seminars and professional development taught by industry experts. Each week, they will have the chance for the direct application of those lessons as they work towards the final capstone project alongside their teammates.

The program is designed to guide students in their pursuit of sound policy knowledge and understanding—not political savvy. We are forging thinkers, whether they seek a future career in policy or not.

All students will be expected to attend two full-day, in-person events in Austin on the Saturday at the beginning and the Saturday at end of the program, as well as nine virtual weekly meetings that will take place on Wednesday evenings. Students who expect to miss either Saturday or more than two Wednesday meetings should not consider applying.

To apply for the Richardson Youth Liberty Fellowship, click here.