From all four corners of our great nation, 60 young leaders joined Windrose for the 2017 Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. At the Summit, we studied how the principles of the American Founding should still guide us today. To do that you first have to know what you believe and why you believe it. Over the course of four days, we were drawn together by a common bond of love and respect to form a new part of the Windrose Family. Although it’s impossible to fully capture the experience in words and pictures, check out the highlights below, and then experience this live-changing experience for yourself by applying in 2018!
Almost universally, every Windrose leader who attended the summit shared that their favorite part of the experience by far was the chance to network with other young leaders and form lasting friendships. People are powerful influences in our lives, and young Americans need to surround themselves with other young leaders who will spur them on to greatness. Voted on by the 2017 Leadership Summit participants, here are the top 10 highlights (other than the amazing people, of course!):
Holocaust Museum: A deeply moving visit to this museum put everything in perspective and demonstrated that ideas have consequences! Nazi Germany paints a tragically clear picture of what happens when you build a society on the belief that all men are NOT created equal. One group of people can easily justify the systematic persecution, brutalization and destruction of another.
US Capitol Building: Thanks to the generous and wise Congressman Bob McEwen, Windrose received a special in-depth, off-the-beaten-path tour of the Capitol. While discussing the competing visions for our country of the left and right, we sat in on the House Floor where the Members of Congress sit during a session! (We can hardly wait for a Windrose leader to return there one day as an elected official!)