Standing Up for Faith and Freedom Streaming Agenda

Young America’s Foundation created Standing Up for Faith & Freedom to advance opportunities for young conservatives that had previously been overlooked by existing efforts.  Student leaders are most effective when they address issues that match up with the concerns of students on their campuses.  Decades of teaching young people how to identify and respond to issues specific to their campuses demonstrate that students at Catholic schools need specialized training.

Standing Up for Faith & Freedom teaches students of all faiths attending Catholic schools that Catholic teaching is consistent with the conservative principles of human dignity and human freedom.

Please click on a speakers' names to watch the videos below.


Friday April 7

2:30 pm EDT   Congressman Alex Mooney, YAF alumnus representing the 2nd district of West VirginiaYour Catholic Values Under Attack by Your Government
3:30 pm EDT   Leila Miller, Catholic blogger and author, Staying Conservative on a Catholic Campus 
7:00 pm EDT   Rev. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy
    Saturday, April 8
9:30 am EDT   Cathy Ruse, senior fellow for legal studies of Family Research Council, Life, Marriage & Transgenderism: How to Win Hearts & Minds Against Hot-Button Attacks on Human Dignity
10:30 am EDT   Nick Hahn, YAF alumnus & Chief Opinion Editor of The Hill, Why It’s Up to Students to Save Catholic Colleges
11:30 am EDT   Kathryn Jean Lopez, YAF alumnus, senior fellow of National Review Institute, & editor-at-large of National Review, How Listening to Pope Francis Could Make For Better Public Policy
1:30 pm EDT   Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, Advancing the Right to Life on Your Campus
2:30 pm EDT   Dr. Paul Kengor, Grove City College professor, John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
3:30 pm EDT




The Secrets to Change Your Campus

Moderator: Patrick Coyle, Vice President, Young America’s Foundation

Panelists: Andre Taborda, Program Officer for Campus Recruitment, Young America’s Foundation; Clare Hinshaw, Development Relations Coordinator, Young America’s Foundation; Lauren McCue, Chapter Director, Young Americans for Freedom

7:30 pm EDT   Austin Ruse, president of Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM), No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic