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Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy is a state-of-the-art training program for citizen activists 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 freedom and against the progressive policies and false narratives of the left. Learn the basics of:

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

Our certified grassroots leadership curriculum is a multi-level program in which participants can self-select how much they want to learn. There is no limit to what you can achieve!


Learn how you can make a difference on the local, state and federal levels of government. Become a GLA Activist Today.

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In addition to our certification programs, the Grassroots Leadership Academy offers a series of 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 by GLA Staff, presented near you, to clubs and organizations you’re already involved with. We also offer a series of web lectures from prominent figures in the freedom movement, which anyone can view from the comfort of their own home! Take a look at both opportunities below!

By attending six classes over a six-week period, activists will organize an outreach event and learn to become effective citizen activists in their communities. Completing this program will earn participants the Grassroots Activist Certification.

To obtain Community Mobilizer Certification, activists will participate in the next level of six classes over six weeks to further develop their skills as grassroots leaders. Activists 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 issues. Completing this program will earn participants the Community Mobilizer Certification.

At our highest level of certification, activists 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. Completing this program will earn participants the Grassroots Leader Certification.

Looking to get certified? Let us know you’re interested!


What To Do With “That” Volunteer

You’re managing an effort, phone banking, canvassing, or attending a meeting or event when “that” activist walks in. Maybe they’re annoying. Maybe he’s unkempt. Maybe she has poor manners or social skills. So, what do you do with “that” volunteer?