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ORGANIZATION: American Battlefield Trust


Are you a high school student passionate about American history who wants to create change in their local community? Then join ABT’s Youth Leadership Team! Applications are due by Sunday, June 30, 2024, to be considered for the 2024-2025 YLT Class. Visit

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About American Battlefield Trust


1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, US

Mission Statement

The American Battlefield Trust preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters.


The American Battlefield Trust's mission is to preserve America's endangered Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefields. To date, it has preserved nearly 60,000 acres of hallowed ground in 25 states. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the wars' history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it. Each year the Trust saves thousands of acres of hallowed ground where soldiers fought and died during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. Once we save the land it will be preserved in perpetuity because we put easements on all property we save, and generally we turn the land over to a responsible long-term steward such as the National Park Service. We also work to protect battlefield land that is saved, but may be threatened by nearby development pressures such as a big box store or casino that would be detrimental to hallowed nature of the battlefield.


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Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • History


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 15
  • Attend one virtual and two in-person meetings, one at our Washington D.C. office and one off-site at our annual conference location.
  • Members of the YLT are required to plan and execute a battlefield preservation, education, or visitation project in their local community. Create at least 2 articles for, 5+ social media posts, and 5+ pieces of photography or video.

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