Liberty Weekend 2019

Liberty Weekend 2019

January 3-5, 2019
Liberty Weekend is a three-day program that explores the ideas of freedom and free enterprise. Students participate in discussions regarding democracy, individual rights, economics and law. The program is an interactive and enjoyable weekend that takes advantage of both the history and vibrancy of the City of Philadelphia and the Union League. The program will include a diverse platform of speakers, intellectual discussion and debate. Social activity and free time are built into the schedule to ensure you interact and connect with your peers.

The program runs from Thursday, January 3 to Saturday, January 5, 2019. All attendees are required to attend and participate in the entire program, and must stay overnight at the Inn at the League. There are no costs associated with this program. Meals and lodging will be provided for the duration of the weekend.

There are only 24 spots available for this exclusive program.

Only recipients of the Union League Good Citizenship Award from the following years are eligible to apply:
     Good Citizen Day 2013 – High School graduation 2014
     Good Citizen Day 2014 – High School graduation 2015
     Good Citizen Day 2015 – High School graduation 2016
     Good Citizen Day 2016 – High School graduation 2017
     Good Citizen Day 2017 – High School graduation 2018
*Recipients of the 2018 Good Citizenship Award will be eligible for the Liberty Weekend in 2020.


Applications are due by Monday, November 26, 2018. The Foundations staff will notify applicants whether or not they are selected for the program. Please hold the program dates on your calendar until you are notified.

Completed applications should be returned to the Foundations office by November 26, 2018.
Fax: (215) 851-8789
Mail: The Foundations of the Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

If you have any questions about the application or the program, please contact
Emily Sabol, Program and Administration Coordinator
215-587-6442 |


The Liberty Program

The Liberty Program is a key component of this new initiative. The program has two distinct platforms, Liberty Weekend and Liberty Series. The Weekend was developed by the Scholarship and Youth Work Foundations for Union League Good Citizenship Award recipients. Students spend a weekend at the Union League and explore political and economic ideas with scholars, students and League leaders. The Abraham Lincoln Foundation presents The Liberty Series, a five-part lecture series that features internationally-known scholars, policy makers and thought-leaders.

2018-2019 Liberty Series program schedule

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation

The Scholarship Foundation

The Youth Work Foundation