New Newsletter Highlighting “Forge D.C.” Released

The Forge Mentorship Academy is a year long program offering experiential learning in national and international politics, training in argumentation and current events, an individualized mentor match, and connections to top internships and jobs. Designed to supplement full-time studies or employment, the Academy admits standout graduates of the Forge Leadership Summit.

During Forge D.C., students encounter national policy and politics firsthand. During their four days in D.C., students interact with the political process from 360 degrees, meeting with Congressmen, staffers, advocacy groups, cultural leaders, think tank scholars, pastors, and journalists. Students discuss principles and process during intimate roundtables with leaders from the Heritage Foundation, Alliance Defending Freedom, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and more. Evening activities include a majestic nighttime monument tour with a focus on the character and leadership of each Founder, and a private, after-hours tour of the U.S. Capitol led by Congressmen and their staffs.

View our latest newsletter highlighting this year’s Academy trip to Washington, D.C.:


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Jeremiah is the Vice President of Programs of Forge Leadership Network. He is an Army Veteran, father to four, & Forge grad who has a passion for developing the next generation of conservative leaders.

Joseph Backholm is Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council. He combines extensive legal, political, and policy experience with a love for the way biblical truth cultivates human flourishing.