Young Americans for Freedom FAQ's
1. What is the mission of Young Americans for Freedom?
Young Americans for Freedom is a project of Young America’s Foundation. YAF chapters advocate for the ideas outlined in the Sharon Statement, including limited government, individual freedom, free enterprise, traditional values and a strong national defense.
2. How do I start a Young Americans for Freedom chapter at my school?
Starting a YAF chapter at your high school, college or university is easy, and we will help you every step of the way! Click here to get more information on starting a YAF chapter, or email Kate Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. How can I recruit members for my YAF chapter?
We recommend tabling in or around your student union as a very effective recruitment tool. Throwing events on campus is a great way to get more students involved, recruit members and retain current membership. Also, hosting a conservative speaker and having attendees sign up for your club is a great way to recruit. Other ways are creating a Facebook page and Twitter account for your chapter, and inviting students via networks. We will provide you with the YAF chapter manual and free copies of our Conservative Guide to Campus Activism and our Campus Conservative Battleplan to help you further.
4. What do I present at my chapter’s first YAF meeting?
We will give you a PowerPoint presentation to show at your first meeting which provides information on the history, activism and benefits of your YAF chapter. Other items to discuss may be what speakers your chapter would like to host, and what activities and initiatives your chapter will organize.
5. What are some of the benefits of forming a YAF chapter?
YAF members and chapters can expect the following:
· Improved member and chapter services.
· Exclusive YAF leadership training.
· Innovative activism materials for your chapters
· Financial and logistical assistance to host conservative speakers – including Ann Coulter, Ben Stein, Michelle Malkin, Walter Williams, Dinesh D’Souza, and others – on your campus.
· Discounts to attend YAF’s breakthrough conferences and seminars.
· Opportunities to visit the Reagan Ranch.
· Access to the Reagan Ranch Center for YAF meetings and conferences.
· Paid internship opportunities at Young America’s Foundation’s National Headquarters, the National Journalism Center, and the Reagan Ranch Center.
· And much more!