CEO, ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
If we truly value our freedom as Americans, we must equip the next generation to fight for that freedom. Forge Leadership Network has stepped into the much-needed role of identifying and mentoring young conservative leaders – it’s an honor to support their mission and work.
FORGE ALUMNI - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, UNITED IN PURPOSE
Forge has the most incredible educational and vocational opportunities. The knowledge and experiences I have gained from it will impact me for the rest of my life. But what truly makes it the amazing experience that it is, is what makes any experience what it is – the people.
FORGE ALUMNI - STATE REPRESENTATIVE, OHIO'S 80TH DISTRICT
The training and mentorship I received at the Forge Leadership Network was vital to my success.
Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Signal and one of our national partners at The Heritage Foundation
Forge is providing a tremendous service to the conservative movement. By building a farm team of future leaders, organizations like The Heritage Foundation have seen its benefits firsthand. One of Forge’s Fellows, Rachel del Guidice, interned at Heritage and quickly made her mark. Now, she’s part of our reporting team at The Daily Signal and she’s covering the biggest news stories happening in Congress. Thanks to Forge’s training, Rachel understands how the legislative process works and she’s prepared to take on the assignment. I hope future Forge Fellows follow the same path.
Brandon J. Smith
Policy Director for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
The [Forge grad] I hired has been as good as advertised! I can see why Forge thinks so highly of him and why you recommended him so strongly. He’s been a great addition and not just me, but everyone in our office has been very impressed. Forge is providing an invaluable service, building up the next generation of conservative leaders and public servants who are well prepared to take on the noble task of preserving our republic and creating a brighter future. Their efforts to help place graduates in positions where they can give back to their community is vital to growing the conservative movement.
Midwest Director of Ministry at Family Research Council
The incredible importance of the Forge Leadership Network simply cannot be stated loudly and clearly enough. The future of Faith, Family, and Religious Freedom will be shaped by the very generation that this organization will influence. The America my grandchildren will experience will be profoundly touched by Forge, and for that I am deeply grateful.
Forge Alumni - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND POLICY DIRECTOR, IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS
Forge Leadership Network has been an invaluable resource as I pursue the goals God has set before me. Forge has come alongside me and given specific, professional counsel that I could not have received anywhere else. The guidance I have received in this critical transition stage between school and career will affect the rest of my life.
U.S. Congressman (OH-04)
"I’m proud to support the good work that Forge Leadership Network is doing to identify, train, and equip our state’s best young conservatives. Together, we can empower the next generation of Ohio’s conservative leadership to begin restoring our state and nation."
Legislative Director for Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO)
Among the array of conservative leadership organizations Forge stands apart. Strategically equipping the most talented students with a sound understanding of first principles and real-world, hands-on leadership experiences maximizes the possibility that the next generation will be the one to put America back on track.
FORGE ALUMNI - LEGAL ASSISTANT, HSLDA
Experiencing the various legislative simulation exercises enabled me to better understand the political process and sparked my interest to learn more. In addition, the speakers were phenomenally encouraging and informative.