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Welcome to Dialogue on Liberty which brings together news and updates regarding the activities of Young Americans for Freedom chapters and its members from around the country. 

Young Americans for Freedom Announces Chapters of Distinction

YAF chapters took an unprecedented year and built inspiring programs and activities nationwide, despite most schools enacting hyper-restrictive COVID-19 regulations and creating a seemingly endless list of obstacles. Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors have selected the following chapters...
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Goodbye to the Last Marquette Warrior

YAFers are known to rabble-rouse on campus; faculty chapter advisors, on the other hand, typically operate quietly behind the scenes. But that was not case with Marquette University chapter’s advisor John McAdams. McAdams passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021,...
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Announcing Harrison High School Young Americans for Freedom as a Chapter of Distinction

Young America’s Foundation congratulates the Harrison High School Young Americans for Freedom (HH YAF) chapter on being selected as the February Chapter of Distinction. It is all too common for young conservatives to face considerable pushback when taking the initial steps...
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Announcing University of Virginia Young Americans for Freedom as a Chapter of Distinction

Young America’s Foundation congratulates the University of Virginia Young Americans for Freedom (UVA YAF) chapter on being selected as the December Chapter of Distinction. Despite shameful actions from the intolerant Left on campus, UVA YAF excelled while boldly promoting conservative ideas...
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Announcing the Fall YAF Chapters of Distinction

Despite schools around America remaining largely locked down, students involved with Young Americans for Freedom remain active and dedicated to advancing conservative ideas. While many students view the lockdowns as an impasse, barring them from organizing within their clubs and...
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Vandals Deface YAF Chapter’s Matt Walsh Event Posters at GCC

Some liberal students at Grove City College are not happy that YAF is hosting Matt Walsh on campus this month. The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at GCC found their posters defaced and thrown on the floor this week, with one...
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Young Americans for Freedom Celebrates 60 Years

On September 11, 1960, a group of conservatives gathered at the home of William F. Buckley, Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut, to form what would become the Conservative Movement’s most influential group of activists: Young Americans for Freedom. The Sharon Statement, YAF’s...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Twelve

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Eleven

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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Announcing the 2020 Young Americans for Freedom Chapters of the Year

Young America’s Foundation is proud to announce that the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors has selected two chapters for the 2020 Chapter of the Year. These chapters are Texas A&M Young Americans for Freedom (TAMU YAF) and Lake...
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Freedom Week 101: Building (and Tearing Down) Your Berlin Wall

Freedom Week is rapidly approaching and one of the primary activities is for groups to tear down a mock Berlin Wall to showcase how the anti-free speech policies pushed by campus leftists are creating a new wall between young people...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Six

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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In Memory of Mike Adams

Young America’s Foundation is devastated to learn of the passing of a longtime ally and freedom-fighter, Dr. Mike Adams. Mike S. Adams was born in Columbus, Mississippi on October 30, 1964. After obtaining an Associate’s degree in psychology from San Jacinto College,...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Five

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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Michigan State University Moves to Rename its James Madison College–YAF Chapter Looks to Save It

If the Founding Fathers of our great nation aren’t safe from cancel culture, no one is. Administrators at Michigan State University’s James Madison College have signaled their willingness to reconsider the name of the institution, opening the door to removing the...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Four

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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“We As Young Conservatives Believe” — Part Three

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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My Experience at the Protest to Defend Roosevelt’s Statue in NYC

Yesterday, I traveled to New York City to meet with Young Americans for Freedom activists and conservative allies in the area to help rally in support of President Theodore Roosevelt and his statue in front of the American Museum of...
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“We, As Young Conservatives, Believe” — Part One

Sixty years ago this September, 100 young conservatives launched Young Americans for Freedom at William F. Buckley’s home in Sharon, Connecticut. There they wrote the Sharon Statement, the new organization’s founding document, which has been described by the New York...
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DOXXING? College Moves to Release Personal Info of YAF Chapter Leaders After Outrage Over Pro-Police Instagram Post

Union College administrators have caved to the leftist mob, informing leadership of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter that they will give out their private contact information after students became enraged at an Instagram post the chapter made denouncing violent...
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Alumni Profile: Michael Hensley, Field Representative, United States Senate

Michael Hensley served as the Chairman for the University of Tennessee’s newly reinstated Young Americans for Freedom chapter from 2013 to 2015 where he brought in speakers like Marc Thiessen, Lt. Col. Allen West, Stephen Moore, Katie Pavlich, and Kate...
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YAF Puts NY High School on Notice for Refusing to Recognize Young Americans for Freedom Chapter

Young America’s Foundation, the parent organization of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)–together with counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom–have put Harrison High School in Harrison, New York on notice for failure to recognize a Young Americans for Freedom chapter. YAF has...
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The Left’s Socialist Culture Isn’t Owned By Gen Z—It’s Forced On Them

I am a senior in high school, which earns me the Gen Z label. Given my age, my introduction to the public policy debate has taken place over the last four years; four very contentious and polarizing years in the world...
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#CCPNotForMe: YAF Activist Hacked By Chinese Communist Party Sympathizers After Exposing Truth About China

A Young Americans for Freedom activist was hacked by Chinese Communist Party sympathizers on social media after she exposed troubling facts about China’s ruthless regime. Jessica Warner, chairman of the Western Washington University YAF chapter, found her Instagram profile hacked early...
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46% Of Gen Z Students See China As A Threat—Here’s Why More Should Be Wary Of CCP Influence

Until COVID-19 began to ravage the globe, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence on American life largely flew under the radar. It was not until the CCP “disappeared” doctors, jailed reporters, and withheld information on COVID-19 to hoard medical supplies...
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LIVE NOW: Tickets For Ben Shapiro at Kennesaw State University

Ben Shapiro is headed to Kennesaw State University to take on the Left, and you can be a part of this monumental event! Tickets are LIVE now, grab yours before they’re gone! Ticket reservation issues can be resolved with the KSU box office...
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VIDEO: Leftists vandalize pro-life display at University of Florida, confronted by YAF activists

Leftist vandals at University of Florida have been caught on camera vandalizing the Young Americans for Freedom chapter’s pro-life display. Last week, the UF YAF chapter created a display to commemorate all of the lives lost to abortion. In the cover...
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I Was A YAF Activist In High School. Here’s What I Learned.

The spring semester is upon us, meaning it is a great time to start a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at your school. I encourage you all to start a chapter. Believe it or not, it’s not hard to...
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A Tale of Two Marches

By: Heidi Thom The first month of 2020 has been an historic time in our nation’s capital, with two prominent rallies occurring – with two radically different outcomes. The Women’s March, which began three years ago in reaction to the 2016 election...
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PARANOIA? GW Professor Frets On Facebook Over YAF Sticker In Her Class

A professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. expressed shock over a conservative student having a YAF sticker on her laptop, posting a Facebook status about the student and engaging in conspiracies that the student may record her...
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2019 In Review: Top 8 CRAZIEST Politically Correct Offenses by Universities in 2019

It’s no secret that university administrations are filled with ranks leftists–so this year, YAF is looking back on the top 8 PC offenses committed by universities and the powers that be within them in 2019. 8. Beloit College’s president encourages students...
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2019 In Review: The 6 WORST Things Educators Said About Conservative Students

2019 was marked with intolerant professors, administrators, and staff who didn’t hold back in their baseless criticisms of Young Americans for Freedom activists this year. YAF has compiled a list of the worst quotes school officials were caught saying about...
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Exclusive Interview With The Federalist’s Chris Bedford

Chris Bedford serves as the Vice Chairman for Young Americans for Freedom. He is a graduate of American University. Before joining The Federalist as Senior Editor, Bedford was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Caller. He was responsible for reinstating the...
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Illinois College Establishes Free Speech Training for Staff Following Advisor’s Tirade Claiming YAF Chapter is Hate Group

A community college in Illinois has instituted free speech training for professors and advisors following YAF's New Guard reporting that a club advisor at the school plastered the campus with posters claiming the Young Americans for Freedom chapter was a hate...
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Young Americans for Freedom In Action This November

November was a busy month for Young Americans for Freedom activists as chapters carried out more than 100 conservative campus activism initiatives and more than 15 campus lectures featuring conservative leaders including Ben Shapiro, Steve Moore, Michael Knowles and many...
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Academic Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reenacts Lenin-Era Socialist “Storming of Winter Palace”

By: Andrew Breschard On November 5th, a small group of faculty members and students gathered on the quad at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The purpose of their gathering? Re-enacting the “Storming of the Winter Palace” in celebration of the 102nd...
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Following Whitworth YAF Lawsuit, Washington State Amends Unconstitutional Work-Study Program Barring Religious Employers

Victory! The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Whitworth University defeated the state of Washington in a lawsuit, after challenging the state’s unconstitutional work-study program laws which prohibited students from working at religious employers. The Whitworth YAF chapter, working with the Institute...
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UPDATE: Ole Miss Apologizes, Offers Venue for Krauss Event

Just hours after publicizing that the University of Mississippi had revoked the venue for YAF’s upcoming Elisha Krauss lecture, Young America’s Foundation has learned that the university has apologized to the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, and offered a venue...
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Leftists Deface and Remove Dinesh D’Souza Posters Ahead of Tonight’s UBuffalo Lecture

Here we go again—this time at University of Buffalo. Leftist students defaced and removed posters advertising tonight’s Dinesh D’Souza lecture, which is being hosted by the UBuffalo Young Americans for Freedom through Young America’s Foundation’s Defending American Liberty and Freedom Lecture...
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Caught on Video: Leftists Vandalize YAF’s Knowles Posters at Kennesaw State University

Leftist students at Kennesaw State University are apparently not too happy that Michael Knowles is coming to campus. The Young Americans for Freedom chapter, hosting the Logan Family Lecture Series event on October 21, plastered campus with flyers titled “Men are...
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Beloit College President Emails Student Body Encouraging Protests of VP Dick Cheney Lecture

The president of Beloit College sent a university-wide email this afternoon encouraging students displeased with Vice President Dick Cheney’s invitation to speak on campus this evening to protest his lecture. The event, hosted by Beloit Young Americans for Freedom tonight at...
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Leftist Students Protest and Disrupt Michael Knowles’ Speech in Defense of George Washington

It seems the kids aren’t alright at The George Washington University. Last night, a group of leftist students disrupted Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles’ speech sponsored by GW Young America’s Foundation, shouting expletives and insults at the speaker, before being escorted out...
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My School Forced Student Club Leaders to Play a Social Justice Board Game. Here’s What Happened.

By: Justin Begley Each year, Canisius College holds a mandatory club summit where student organizations on campus learn how to access their funds for the year. This year, however, I was shocked to receive an email that the summit would last...
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Santa Clara University Overrules Student Senate Decision to Block YAF Chapter

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Santa Clara University has finally received official recognition from their university, months after being blocked three times by the school. In a letter obtained exclusively by Young America’s Foundation, the Vice Provost announced her...
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After Months of Battling Administrators, Syracuse YAF Chapter Gets Recognition

Sweet, sweet victory. Today, we are pleased to congratulate Syracuse University Young Americans for Freedom on achieving official recognition after months of battling with university administrators. First denied recognition back in February, the YAF activists pushed back against their university which...
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“White Consciousness” or Racial Profiling?

By: Emma Schambach Students at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte must be separated from classmates based on skin color and taught about the evils of their whiteness, according to the school. UNCC, like many schools, is obsessed with separating students based...
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“Cancel Culture” Must End

By: Kate Westa The tolerant Left strikes again, this time they’re targeting...drumroll...Trump supporters! Outrage ensued at the University of Michigan when Stephen Ross, real estate developer and philanthropist, came under fire for his political contributions last week. “News” broke that Ross,...
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After Months of Battling Administrators, Lake Forest High School YAF Chapter Gets Recognition

After months of battling several biased administrators and teachers, a Young Americans for Freedom chapter has succeeded in gaining recognition from Lake Forest High School in Illinois. But why did the students have to struggle so long just to simply get...
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Chapter Of Distinction: Loyola Marymount University YAF

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Loyola Marymount University took on multiple projects, including advocacy for pro-life values and against a "privilege walk." The event that garnered LMU YAF the most attention, though, was their Fred Allen Lecture Series...
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Chapter Of Distinction: University Of Michigan YAF

This spring, University of Michigan Young Americans for Freedom hosted Ben Shapiro, and developed displays advocating for strong border security and protection of the unborn. During their pro-life activism initiatives, radicals vandalized their display and ripped up pink crosses that...
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GWU’s Targeting of Conservative Speakers with Hefty Security Fees Must End

By: Matthew Mastroberti For years, The George Washington University has targeted conservative students with thousands of dollars in hefty security fees to host conservative speakers. We are calling on the university to end this discriminatory, secretive practice and to stop punishing...
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Chapter Of Distinction: Grand Canyon University YAF

Despite being active on a campus that portends to be conservative, the Grand Canyon University Young Americans for Freedom faced obstacles from administrators during the spring semester. GCU YAF has a strong record of carrying out successful activism projects and...
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Chapter Of Distinction: Texas A&M University YAF

Texas A&M is typically indifferent to ideological differences and generally apathetic to discussions taking place outside of the campus bubble, meaning the Texas A&M Young Americans for Freedom chapter had to put in extra work to get their peers involved. After...
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Chapter Of Distinction: University Of Florida YAF

At the University of Florida, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter maintained its key role as the visible presence of the Conservative Movement. UF YAF hosted weekly activities and sometimes multiple events per week. In addition to their tabling and...
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Chapter Of Distinction: University Of Alabama YAF

The University of Alabama Young Americans for Freedom chapter excelled at spreading conservative ideas on campus this spring. In addition to campus debates that drew hundreds of students on campus, the YAF chapter hosted Ben Shapiro through Young America's Foundation's...
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Chapter Of Distinction: University Of Notre Dame YAF

At the University of Notre Dame, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter organized a bold response to leftist radicals, including Antifa, who attempted to remove images of—and even references to—Christopher Columbus on the Catholic institution's campus. "We felt the need...
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Santa Clara University Senate Blocks YAF Chapter, Citing ‘Emotional Harm’ And Feeling ‘Unsafe’

Senators at Santa Clara University voted to block the recognition of a Young Americans for Freedom chapter, with some citing “emotional harm” and a “history of harm towards the LGBTQ+ community,” according to the Senate minutes obtained by Young America’s...
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My YAF Chapter Was Suspended After Inviting A Pro-Life Speaker

By Hayley Tschetter, University of Northwestern—St. Paul Young Americans for Freedom In early March, news broke that my school, the University of Northwestern—St. Paul (UNW), had blocked Star Parker—a Christian, pro-life conservative—from giving a lecture to my Young Americans for Freedom...
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Courage Under Fire: Baylor YAF Reflects On Successful Walsh Lecture

By Zachary Miller, Baylor Young Americans for Freedom Matt Walsh’s speech has had a tremendous impact on our campus. Leading up to the event, leftist students tried to get it shut down. They tore down every flyer we put up and started...
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‘Hoods And Burning Crosses Optional’: Newspaper Editor And Journalism Ethics Instructor Attacks YAFers For Activism

Ryan Phillips—the executive editor of the Starkville Daily News and a part-time instructor at Mississippi State University—was apparently triggered by MSU Young Americans for Freedom and their recent activism project. MSU YAF was, like dozens of chapters across the country,...
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‘Free College’ Will Destroy Young People’s Freedom

This article is part of a series from YAF's Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise The idea of “free college”—or taxpayer-funded tuition—has experienced new resurgence among young people in recent months. This idea, if implemented, would destroy students’ freedom to choose, unless...
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‘Minnesota’s Finest Christian Education’: University of Northwestern Bans Pro-Life Star Parker

Continuing the troubling trend of Christian institutions banning prominent conservatives, the University of Northwestern in Minnesota has decided to ban a Young America's Foundation lecture by renowned pro-life speaker Star Parker. Students in the University of Northwestern's Young Americans for...
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Orange Coast College Bans YAF Chapter’s Pro-Second Amendment Flag

This week, Orange Coast College banned students from the Young Americans for Freedom chapter from displaying a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag supporting the 2nd Amendment. Why…because the flag depicts two guns. On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, members of the Young Americans...
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YAF’s Pro-Columbus Petition Gets 3x More Signatures Than PC Police Effort

In a letter dated January 20, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins announced that historic murals depicting Christopher Columbus would be hidden from view. Calling the 135-year-old artwork "perplexing," Rev. Jenkins attacked their portrayal of Columbus as "beneficent...
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Notre Dame Alum Removes Alma Mater From Will Over Columbus Mural Decision

In the wake of Notre Dame President John Jenkins' inane decision to cover murals on campus depicting Christopher Columbus, one alumnus dispatched a letter to President Jenkins to express their disappointment. The alumnus subsequently notified the Notre Dame Young Americans...
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Ohio State YAF Named November Chapter Of The Month

For their unyielding determination to overcome administrative roadblocks and for their persistent activism in the face of adversity, The Ohio State University Young Americans for Freedom (OSU YAF) has been named Chapter of the Month for November. On November 13, OSU...
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The Intolerance Of The ‘Tolerant’

By Kate Westa, University of Michigan Young Americans for Freedom Ideas are dying on college campuses. That might be surprising since universities claim to be home to the free and open exchange of ideas, but viewpoint diversity has become hard to find....
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Ohio State Council on Student Affairs Caves, Grants Funding To YAF Chapter Ahead Of Shapiro Lecture

The body responsible for fielding student requests for funding relented in its opposition to the Ohio State University Young Americans for Freedom (OSU YAF) chapter Monday, granting the maximum annual amount of $2,000 ahead of OSU YAF's November 13 lecture...
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LMU Funding Board Allocates Thousands Of Dollars To Liberal Groups, Gives YAF $451 For Klavan & Knowles

Over the last two academic years (2017-2018, 2018-2019), Loyola Marymount University's Student Reserve Board (SRB) allocated more than $100,000 to student clubs and organizations partnering with the school, yet only granted $451 to the school's Young Americans for Freedom chapter this fall...
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Ohio State Denies YAF Chapter Funding, Levies Security Fees For Shapiro Lecture

Ahead of Ben Shapiro's lecture at Ohio State on November 13—part of Young America's Foundation's Fred Allen Lecture Series—university administrators have inexplicably and inexcusably carried out a sustained effort to minimize the impact of OSU Young Americans for Freedom's breakthrough...
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Intolerance On Display: SMU Leftists Tear Down Pro-Life Posters Ahead Of YAF Lecture

Leftists at Southern Methodist University have given in to their censorious side yet again, tearing down posters advertising next Monday's YAF lecture featuring Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. After the SMU Young Americans for Freedom chapter...
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American University YAF Named September Chapter Of The Month

For their ability to persevere through adversity and host a powerful September 11 memorial event, American University Young Americans for Freedom (AU YAF) has been named Chapter of the Month for September. Like hundreds of chapters nationwide, AU YAF organized Young...
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Shapiro Hater At USC Blows Whistle On Plans For ‘Sizeable’ Disruption Of Lecture

In an email to the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Southern California this week, “John Doe”—an admitted Shapiro hater—leaked their leftist compatriots’ plans to disrupt the October 4th stop on Young America’s Foundation’s exclusive Fred Allen...
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Ripon College’s Ban By Any Other Name

Following last week's original reporting in the New Guard, Ripon College sent its liberal lap dogs after Young America's Foundation and the myriad pieces of coverage on the school's bizarre objections to the memorial posters used as part of YAF's iconic...
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Ripon College ‘Bias Protocol Board’ Rules Against YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Posters

Citing bias reports filed during last year's 9/11: Never Forget Project, administrators at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, ruled that YAF's 9/11: Never Forget Project posters are creating an "environment" where "students from a Muslim background would feel singled out...
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Art Laffer Congratulates UW-Madison YAF For Winning Chapter Of The Year

At Young America's Foundation's 40th annual National Conservative Student Conference earlier this month, the Young Americans for Freedom at University of Wisconsin–Madison were named YAF Chapter of the Year. Dr. Art Laffer—the father of supply-side economics and economic advisor to President...
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University of Wisconsin-Madison YAF Named Chapter Of The Year

Young America’s Foundation is proud to announce that the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors has selected University of Wisconsin-Madison Young Americans for Freedom (UW YAF) as the 2018 Chapter of the Year. To recognize them for their leadership on campus...
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Nominees For Young Americans For Freedom Chapter Of The Year Announced

Each year the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors names a Chapter of the Year after considering which chapter stands out from the rest with bold activism to influence their peers and advance YAF’s mission. In addition to being named...
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Hononegah Community High School YAF Named May Chapter Of The Month

For their determination and leadership in the face of adversity, Young America’s Foundation recognizes the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Hononegah Community High School (HCHS YAF) as the chapter of the month for May. The Left’s usual attempts to chip...
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How We Revived YAF At UVA

by Kevin McMahon, William & Berniece Grewcock Intern Scholar When I graduate from the University of Virginia, I'll be leaving UVA YAF in good hands. It's any leader's hope that what they accomplished will be carried forward by subsequent leaders, and...
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‘YAF Is Not A Suitable Platform’: Bellarmine University Administrator Blocks YAF Chapter

Conservative students at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, were recently blocked in their attempts to form a chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, the chapter affiliate of Young America's Foundation. In an email to the student activists, Bellarmine University's Director...
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April Chapter Of The Month: How HWS YAF Changed Their Campus

For their perseverance and steadfast commitment to advancing YAF’s mission, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Young Americans for Freedom (HWS YAF) has been named chapter of the month for April. Beginning with HWS YAF's inaugural event on campus last October, campus...
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High School YAF Rally Eclipses Anti-Second Amendment Walkout

The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at Hononegah Community High School in Illinois organized a counter demonstration to an anti-Second Amendment walkout and rallied support for the Second Amendment. Cruz Marquis, the chairman of the YAF chapter, recognized his classmates'...
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Kennesaw State University YAF Named March Chapter Of The Month

For their ability to carry out successful activism in spite of biased university policies and expose their peers to conservative ideas for the first time in recent memory, Kennesaw State University Young Americans for Freedom (KSU YAF) has been named...
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‘We Don’t Give A F*ck What You’re Fine With’: Antifa Attempt To Shut Down YAF Chapter Meeting

Members of the "Progressive Youth Organization" (PYO), an Antifa-affiliated organization, disrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri—Kansas City Young Americans for Freedom chapter this week with a profanity-filled tirade. "Your shit is a platform for fascists," one agitator yelled as...
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Woman Claiming To Be University of Florida Faculty Member Vandalizes D’Souza Flyers In Attempt To Stifle Conservative Ideas

Epitomizing leftist intolerance, an individual claiming to be a librarian at the University of Florida took it upon herself to deface flyers for the Young Americans for Freedom chapter’s lecture with Dinesh D’Souza—part of the D’Souza Unchained Lecture Series—posted around...
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California ‘Refuse Fascism’ Groups Vow To Drive Kristan Hawkins Off Campus

Proving again that the anti-fascist crowd is (ironically) quite fascist, several "Refuse Fascism" groups in California have announced plans to oppose an upcoming Young America's Foundation lecture featuring Kristan Hawkins on April 10. The radical leftists who oppose the event,...
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Young Americans For Freedom Adds New Board Members To Guide Increasingly Influential Chapters

From the time Young Americans for Freedom was born with the drafting of the Sharon Statement in William F. Buckley, Jr.'s Connecticut home, young people have been integral to the leadership of YAF. As the visible presence of the Conservative...
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OP-ED: The Fight For Free Speech At Hobart And William Smith Colleges

by Katrina Willis, HWS Young Americans for Freedom If an explosive Ben Shapiro lecture at UC-Berkeley is like figure skating at the Winter Olympics, activism at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as a member of Young Americans for Freedom is like...
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Suffolk University Opposes ‘Factual Feminist’

In a series of attempts to shut down conservative speech, intolerant leftists at Suffolk University are working to oppose a Young America’s Foundation lecture featuring “The Factual Feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers. The lecture, organized by the Suffolk University Young Americans...
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February Chapter Of The Month: Virginia Tech Young Americans For Freedom

For their ability to plan, organize, and host a record setting event at their school, Virginia Tech Young Americans for Freedom (VT YAF) has been named chapter of the month for February. After hosting a number of successful Young America’s Foundation-sponsored...
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“Tolerant” Leftists Destroy Pro-Life Memorial In A Futile Attempt To Silence Conservatives

In yet another case of leftists’ utter disregard for conservatives’ free speech rights, students at Clemson University took the time to rip crosses out of the ground and vandalize signs that the Clemson Young Americans for Freedom chapter had put...
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YAF Announces New Student Initiatives To Promote Second Amendment Freedoms On High School Campuses

As high schools across America plan walk outs in protest of legal gun ownership, a freedom enshrined as a God-given right in the Constitution, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) National Chairman Grant Strobl announced two new initiatives for freedom-loving students: I...
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#LadiesWhoLead: YAF Edition

While the Left prides itself on preaching the ideals of feminism and equality, conservative women across the country have been working to defy the stereotypes, strengthen themselves as leaders, and shatter the glass ceilings put in place by the Left....
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Desperate Much? Leftists Fail In Hypocritical False Flag Smear Of UB YAF

Showing once again that their ideas don't hold up in a fair debate, leftists on the University at Buffalo's campus have launched a desperate false flag attack in a feeble attempt to undermine the UB Young Americans for Freedom Chapter. "#ENDWOMENSRIGHTS"...
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UPDATE: DePaul Bans Steven Crowder, Continues Pattern Of Suppressing Conservative Speech

Update: DePaul YAF has received the following email from the administration that the school will reconsider the chapter's application to host Steven Crowder. Upon further review of the Student Organization Speaker Review procedures, it has been determined that the procedures were incorrectly...
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An Inside Look: UW-Madison Chair On Why Every Campus Needs A YAF Chapter

“Joining Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) was one of my better life decisions,” Abby Streu said in a recent article for Future Female Leaders (FFL). Streu currently serves as the fearless chairman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) YAF chapter. “Being...
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Ready To Lead: YAF Activists Prepare To Boldly Advance Conservatism On Campus

“The words ‘be bold’ have not stopped resonating in my mind since I left the conference.” These are the words of Matthew Mastroberti, a student from The George Washington University who was one of more than 90 students that attended the...
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Kennesaw State Professor: Katie Pavlich A ‘Propagandist,’ American Soldiers Are ‘Gangsters In Service To Capitalism’

In an email chain emblematic of the liberal bias that dominates college campuses today, an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University launched into a tirade against the KSU YAF chapter, their upcoming lecture with Katie Pavlich, and American soldiers. [pullquote]"War is,...
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UVA YAF Chair’s Journey To Bold Conservative Activism

Years ago, I wouldn't have been able to give a proper definition for the worlds 'liberal' and 'conservative.' I remember seriously asking myself, "Why would my parents support conservatives if they don't care about poor people?" Public policy never made...
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University Of Wisconsin–Madison YAF Named November Chapter Of The Month

For their continued initiative, courage, and ingenuity in designing programing that effectively targets a prominent issue on their campus, University of Wisconsin–Madison Young Americans for Freedom (UWM YAF) has been named chapter of the month for November. During the fall semester,...
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Getting Around Leftist Roadblocks On High School Campuses

Activism at high schools is taking off around the country thanks to the many Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapters being formed to advance conservatism. High school students are eager to start a YAF chapter at their school, spread the conservative message,...
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Concordia Student Government Works to Rescind Shapiro Funding

  The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at Concordia College is working to host New York Times bestselling author and Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro to deliver some much-needed intellectual diversity to campus. Working through the proper channels, the YAF chapter secured $7,080 from...
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Conservative Posters Vandalized at SUNY Buffalo

By Haley Blonsky, Secretary of University at Buffalo Young Americans for Freedom Last week, the University at Buffalo YAF Chapter kicked off an advertising campaign for their speaker event featuring George Harbison.  George Harbison is set to speak at SUNY Buffalo...
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October Chapter of the Month: Notre Dame YAF

For their determination to take a stand against the leftist policies of their student government and university, University of Notre Dame Young Americans for Freedom (ND YAF) has been named chapter of the month for October.  As Halloween was approaching, the...
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Buffalo Young Socialists Panic, End Open Meeting When YAF Shows Up

Last week, a few members of the University at Buffalo Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter attended an open meeting hosted by the newly founded UB chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), which advances views that run opposite...
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University of Florida Leftists Resort To Vandalism In Lame Attempt To Stifle Pro-Life Messages

In yet another case of leftists ascribing to the 'free speech for me, but not for thee' mantra, students at the University of Florida have gone out of their way to erase, rip down, and otherwise deface pro-life messages shared...
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Saint Mary’s Kills Halloween Fun, Schedules ‘Cultural Appropriation & Halloween’ Lesson

UPDATE: Campus Leftists Prove Point of YAF's Funeral for Halloween After national media attention was drawn to an email sent to students at Saint Mary's college, students proved exactly why YAF started the "Funeral for Halloween." Here are some of the responses...
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University of Utah Young Americans for Freedom Named September Chapter Of The Month

For their ability to impact and influence both students and people in their surrounding community, University of Utah Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has been named Chapter of the Month for September. "You have to be a leader out there," University...
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University of Wisconsin Tries To Block Public From Pavlich Lecture

In a last-minute move, UW-Madison notified the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter that unless they found a faculty department sponsor before Tuesday, their campus lecture with Katie Pavlich would only be open to UW students. This ridiculously subjective rule runs...
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Inane Leftists Plan ‘Penis Arts Fest’ To Protest Pavlich Lecture At The University Of Wisconsin

When the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Wisconsin—Madison announced they’d be hosting YAF alumna Katie Pavlich on October 10, wing nut leftists didn’t take long to plan a ridiculous protest. The “cocks not glocks” crowd announced...
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‘We Intend To Shut Down Ben Shapiro’ Declare Intolerant University of Utah Leftists

UPDATED 10:40am MT The University of Utah emailed students with a "safety update" advising the campus community that "much of the surrounding area [around the venue Shapiro will speak in] will be blocked off, and faculty have had the option of...
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University Of South Carolina Student Censored By Admin For Posting Free Speech Article

Last week, a student at the University of South Carolina (USC) was ostracized from her fellow classmates after she posted an article on a Facebook page for the incoming class of 2020. The article championed free speech and opposed her...
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Notre Dame YAF Unites Campus On 9/11 Despite Leftist Distractions

When members of Notre Dame Young Americans for Freedom arrived an the quad to set up their flag memorial as part of YAF's 9/11: Never Forget Project, they were met by sidewalk graffiti reading "500,000 Iraqis murdered" written in chalk...
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Leftist Slacktivism Doesn’t Stand A Chance Against Bold YAF Activists This Fall

By Clare McKinney, Chairwoman of Notre Dame Young Americans for Freedom On the way to class Thursday at Saint Mary’s College I came across flyers titled, “Ethics, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Age of Trump.” As chairwoman of the Notre Dame...
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University of Florida YAF Condemn Richard Spencer’s ‘Vile And Disgraceful Ideas’

The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) at the University of Florida are leading the charge to spread conservative ideas on their campus with bold campus activism, and they hosted the one and only Ben Shapiro at a sold out campus...
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Southern Methodist University Young Americans for Freedom Claim Victory

by Grant Wolf, Chairman of SMU Young Americans for Freedom This morning, I am proud to report that as of yesterday afternoon, our Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter reached a verbal agreement with Southern Methodist University to reinstate the right...
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2017 Young Americans for Freedom Chapter of the Year

Young America's Foundation is excited to announce that the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors has selected University of Wisconsin – Madison Young Americans for Freedom (UW-YAF) as the 2017 Chapter of the Year. UW-YAF, led by Chairman Kara Bell, is...
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SMU Bans Displays and Freedom of Speech on Central Campus Lawn

by Grant Wolf In early July, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at SMU submitted a use of grounds request for Dallas Hall Lawn, a central location on campus where we have, for 2 years previous, hosted the 9/11 Never Forget...
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Canyon High School YAF Named Chapter of the Month for May

For their perseverance and desire to boldly promote conservatism on their campus, Canyon High School Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has been named Chapter of the Month for May. After weeks of emails and meetings with her school’s administration, Chairman of...
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Canyon YAF Shows Power of High School Activism

Canyon High School's Young Americans for Freedom chapter in New Braunfels, Texas recently hosted a campus lecture with Dinesh D’Souza. Held during school hours, hundreds of students heard about conservative ideas, which they are not hearing in their classrooms.  The decision to...
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Chapter of the Month: Cañada College YAF

A mob of intolerant leftists did not stop the Cañada College Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter from carrying on a successful campus lecture featuring Rabbi Daniel Lapin. For their perseverance and bold actions, Cañada College YAF has been named...
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Davidson YAF Wins 2017 GPA Redistribution Video Contest

Members of Davidson College's Young Americans for Freedom chapter took to their campus quad to get their peers' thoughts on a brave new initiative: Students for Educational Equality. Their proposal: Take a couple points away from students with GPAs in the top...
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YAF Activist Profile: Mark Kahanding

Mark Kahanding is a sophomore at California State University–Los Angeles. He first got involved with Young America’s Foundation in 2015 when he decided to start a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at his school as an incoming freshman, in...
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Leftists Shout Down Robert Spencer, UB Admins Do Nothing

An angry mob of leftist protestors shouted down prominent conservative Robert Spencer during a Young America's Foundation campus lecture at the University at Buffalo Monday night. Invited to speak by the UB Young Americans for Freedom, Spencer was set to deliver...
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Leftist Mob Shouts Down Rabbi Lapin at YAF Lecture

On Tuesday night, administrators at Canada College in Northern California allowed a small group of leftist hecklers to shout down and interrupt a speech by Rabbi Daniel Lapin. Lapin had been invited to speak by the campus' Young Americans for...
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UB Muslim Student Association Plots To Shut Down Robert Spencer Event

Students from the University at Buffalo (UB) Muslim Student Association (MSA), a group who's national organization was founded by the terrorist tied Muslim Brotherhood, are plotting to shut down a lecture featuring Robert Spencer.  The newly founded Young Americans for...
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Chapter of the Month: University of Florida YAF

University of Florida (UF) Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) spent March fiercely promoting conservatism on campus. Not only did they spend the month preparing and advertising for their campus lecture, they also paired it with unique activism. For UF YAF's perseverance...
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Gettysburg College Administrators Cowardly Overturn Student Senate’s Decision To Fund YAF

Administrators at Gettysburg College have revoked the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) club's funding for conservative speaker Robert Spencer.  Gettysburg YAF hoped to bring Spencer to campus to speak on the threat of radical islam and ISIS. Well in advance...
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Radical Left Wing Hate Group Targets Santorum, CSULA YAF

This morning, dozens of posters appeared at CSULA promoting a counter event set to take place at the same time as a YAF-sponsored lecture featuring Senator Rick Santorum. The poster, seen below calls on students to "Rally outside the USU Theater from...
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YAF Activist Profile: Adam Ochs

Adam Ochs is a junior at Liberty University majoring in Government, and he currently serves as the chairman of Liberty University Young Americans for Freedom. Adam has been involved with Young America’s Foundation since 2013, when he attended his first YAF...
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CSULA Employee to Rick Santorum: “F*** you”

Last week, we reported on a CSULA administrator, Marylu Castillo, who plans on disrupting CSULA YAF’s upcoming lecture with Rick Santorum. Now, it looks like Ms. Castillo is not alone among CSULA employees who want to shut down CSULA YAF and Senator...
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UF Leftists Create a Flawed Plot to Prevent Students from Hearing Shapiro

Intolerant leftists at the University of Florida have not stopped at vandalizing posters and defacing other advertisements for the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter's lecture tonight featuring Ben Shapiro.  They are so threatened by conservative ideas being heard by...
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LOL: UF YAFers Troll Leftist Vandals Caught Destroying Shapiro Fliers

Eduardo Neret, a member of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Florida, tracked down a leftist just as the vandal tore down a poster advertising their upcoming lecture with Ben Shapiro. The confrontation is TV gold as the leftist...
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#OnlyAtYAF: 3/30/17

#OnlyAtYAF do students plan the biggest events on campus and have the unique opportunity to hang out with high profile conservative leaders. Last night, the YAF chapter at Southern Methodist University hosted Carly Fiorina.  Because of their efforts, a packed hall with a...
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#OnlyAtYAF: 3/23/17

This past week Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapters have been busy promoting conservatism on their campus.  They have made quite a few of #OnlyAtYAF experiences along the way.  Check out what some of our YAF chapters have been up to...
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University of Florida YAF Educates Peers on Evils of Socialism

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) activists at the University of Florida organized a socialist bake sale to demonstrate the flawed logic of the socialist ideas that their millennial peers are often quick to embrace. Due to the leftist campus climate, University...
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Chapter of the Month: University at Buffalo YAF

In the month of February, University at Buffalo Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) boldly advocated for conservative values in an environment that was very hostile to their ideas. For being proactive advocates of the values that make America exceptional, University at Buffalo has...
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University at Buffalo YAFers Take Over Anti-Capitalism Event

University's Anti-Capitalism Seminar Unintentionally Promotes Free Market Capitalism By Haley Blonsky and Christian Andzel, UB Young Americans for Freedom This week The University at Buffalo’s Intercultural Diversity Center hosted a workshop titled, “Capitalism or Crapitalism.” The discussion was meant to “explore capitalism...
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Leftist Vandal Steals CSULA YAF’s Trump Flag, Flees on Foot

Once again, leftists on the campus of California State University-Los Angeles have proven just how limited their idea of 'tolerance' can be. While the CSULA Young Americans for Freedom Chapter was tabling Thursday afternoon to promote their upcoming campus lecture with...
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Longtime Conservative Leader David Keene Headlines Young Americans for Freedom Alumni Luncheon

More than 80 Young Americans for Freedom alumni, students, and guests gathered at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, for the third annual Young Americans for Freedom Alumni Luncheon. Hosted by Young America’s Foundation in conjunction with...
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Redlands Students Plan ‘Dance Party of Resistance’ During Shapiro Lecture

Next Wednesday, the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter, in partnership with the ASUR Convocations and Lectures will be hosting Ben Shapiro on campus. Just this month, Shapiro spoke to over 1,000 students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Knowing the...
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UPDATED: D’Souza Flyers Vandalized at Trinity University

UPDATE: After hearing of the actions taken by intolerant leftist vandals ahead of his YAF lecture at Trinity University, Dinesh D'Souza gave the following quote to Young America's Foundation: "I challenge the people who are defacing the posters to come to...
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Leftists Call to Ban Campus Police, YAFers Show Blue Lives Matter

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) activists at California State University - Los Angeles (CSULA) showed their campus that Blue Lives Matter after a group of irrational leftists had a meeting with school administration demanding the removal of campus police. In an initiative organized and created...
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YAF Stands Up Against Unconstitutional Security Fees

A victory for free speech was achieved this week when University of Southern Maine (USM) backed down from imposing mandatory security fees on the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter for simply planning an event with a local conservative...
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UMich Stalinists Still Support Communism After it Killed 100 Million People Worldwide

At the University of Michigan, Stalinist students disguised in ski masks posted pro-communist, anti-Trump posters in front an event with George Harbison on the “Victims of Socialism.” The posters appear to be Soviet-era pro-Stalin, anti-Hitler propaganda now used as a meme...
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YAF-led Students Stand for America in the Middle of Protests

Members of the newly established University at Buffalo Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter decided that they would not let campus leftists control the narrative after discovering fliers promoting an "Anti-Trump Protest" hosted by the Black Law Student Association and Muslim Student...
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Marquette Feminists Demand President Take Action Against Shapiro

Marquette Feminists Demand President Take Action Against Shapiro A feminist student group at Marquette University (MU) drafted a letter accusing Ben Shapiro of "perpetuating racism and xenophobia," asking the school's president to take action regarding Shapiro's upcoming YAF-sponsored lecture on campus. "Empowerment," described...
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Bay Buchanan Defends Unborn at College of the Ozarks Lecture

Bay Buchanan Defends Unborn at College of the Ozarks Lecture By Loyal Carpenter On Thursday January 26, Bay Buchanan rocked an auditorium of 800 College of the Ozarks students. In vintage Bay style, she challenged students to find an issue they are...
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Marquette University Staff Caught Blocking Access to Shapiro YAF Lecture

Marquette University Staff Caught Blocking Access to Shapiro YAF Lecture Facebook posts obtained by Young America's Foundation show at least one member of Marquette University's staff engaging in attempts to undermine an upcoming Ben Shapiro lecture organized by the school's Young Americans for...
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Watch these YAFers handle angry SJWs at CSULA

[tbc_video_embed url="null"][tbc_video_embed url="null"]Leftists on the campus of California State University- Los Angeles (CSULA) unsuccessfully targeted the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter twice this week, organizing a spontaneous protest to swarm the chapter's recruitment table with "No Trump" chants,...
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Chapter of the Month: Liberty University YAF

In the month of December, Liberty University Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) hosted Steve Forbes in front of an audience of 12,000 students followed by a private question and answer event attended by over 250 students.  In one day, every...
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YAF Leaders Named to Newsmax 30 Under 30 List

YAF Leaders Named to Newsmax 30 Under 30 List This week Newsmax named YAF national chairman Grant Strobl, YAF alumna Katie Pavlich, and YAF alum Adi Sathi to its list of the "30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30." This is yet another indication of...
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Announcing the Release of YAF’s Latest Book: Igniting a Movement

Announcing the Release of YAF's Latest Book: Igniting a Movement Young America’s Foundation is excited to announce the release of a new book that underscores the impact young conservatives have made in building our Movement. Young Americans for Freedom: Igniting a...
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UW Libs’ Anti-YAF Petition Fails Spectacularly

Late last month, liberals at the University of Wisconsin- Madison slapped together a pathetic petition asking the school to denounce its Young Americans for Freedom chapter for hosting a hugely successful lecture by Ben Shapiro that drew hundreds of attendees. The...
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Top 10 PC Campus Offenses of 2016

Top 10 PC Campus Offenses of 2016 College campuses descended further into politically correct madness in 2016, drawing constant attention to the increasingly bizarre behavior of politically correct administrators, professors, and students across the country. Through it all, Young America's Foundation, and its chapter...
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Leftists Petition UW-Madison to Revoke YAF’s Charter Over Shapiro Lecture

Leftists Petition UW-Madison to Revoke YAF's Charter Over Shapiro Lecture Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Wisconsin (UW YAF) is the target of a bizarre new petition drafted by disgruntled leftists who are asking the university to revoke the club's...
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High School Students Targeted by Leftist Alumni

Students working to start a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) are under fire after documenting their struggles to promote conservative ideas on campus. Earlier this month, an MICDS student named Rose...
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15,000 Young People Learned About Free Enterprise Today Thanks to Forbes, YAF, LU

We have amazing news. Wednesday morning, a massive crowd of 15,000 college students packed into Liberty University's (LU) Fall Convocation to learn about free enterprise directly from Steve Forbes. That's right-- 15,000 young people. The lecture was sponsored in large part by Young...
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Samford U Not Off the Hook

After Young America's Foundation exposed the school's resistance to sanctioning a Young Americans for Freedom chapter, Samford University president Andy Westmoreland issued a response to the viral news coverage of the story. Westmoreland referred to the reports as "misrepresentations" of his faculty's...
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Catholic Saint Mary’s Embraces Post-Election Leftism

Catholic Saint Mary’s Embraces Post-Election Leftism By Clare McKinney Saint Mary’s College, an all women’s Catholic institution in Notre Dame, Indiana, promises students the mission of preparing women for the real world, but many students are wondering if the administration is holding...
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Samford Blocks YAF Chapter for ‘Inflammatory’ Sharon Statement

Samford Blocks YAF Chapter for 'Inflammatory' Sharon Statement  Officials at Samford University in Alabama rejected a group of conservative students' efforts to start a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter because the Sharon Statement, YAF's founding document, contains "inflammatory" language towards the school's communist...
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Chicago Tribune Backs YAF

On Thursday, November 17, the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed slamming DePaul University for its treatment of Ben Shapiro, siding with the school's YAF chapter who organized the event in question (which was sponsored in full...
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How to Attend a Conservative Lecture at DePaul

DePaul University's decision to threaten Ben Shapiro with arrest for attempting to attend a YAF lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers on campus Tuesday night made headlines across the country this week. But it wasn't just difficult for Ben to attend the...
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YAF Congratulates Senator Sessions, Lt. Gen. Flynn on Appointments

Young America's Foundation congratulates Senator Jeff Sessions, a YAF alumnus, and Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on their appointments as attorney general and national security advisor respectively. Both men are strong conservative leaders who have taken the time to address Young America's Foundation's audiences...
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VIDEO: Leftists Chant ‘F*** White Supremacy’ in Front of Children to Protest YAF, Shapiro

VIDEO: Leftists Chant 'F*** White Supremacy' in Front of Children to Protest YAF, Shapiro Wednesday night a small group of roughly 20 leftist protestors were booed out of Ben Shapiro's YAF lecture at the University of Wisconsin- Madison by hundreds of audience...
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WATCH: Shapiro Confronts DePaul Admins Outside YAF Lecture

WATCH: Shapiro Confronts DePaul Admins Outside YAF Lecture Young America's Foundation's live stream cameras captured a powerful exchange between Ben Shapiro and the DePaul administrators who were attempting to prevent him from stepping foot on campus Tuesday night. [tbc_video_embed url="https://youtu.be/f2iIAXp5KRo"] After DePaul YAF announced...
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Leftist Protestors Disrupt Shapiro Lecture Screaming About Swastikas, Booed Out of Event

Leftist Protestors Disrupt Shapiro Lecture Screaming About Swastikas, Booed Out of Event Radical leftist protestors at the University of Wisconsin disrupted Ben Shapiro's YAF-sponsored lecture Wednesday night. [tbc_video_embed url="https://youtu.be/xSoTX8xzqDI"] The lecture, sponsored by Young America's Foundation's Wendy P. McCaw Freedom Lecture Series and...
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“F*** WHITE SUPREMACY”: UW-Madison Leftists Plan Disruption of Shapiro YAF Lecture

Leftists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are planning to interrupt Wednesday's Ben Shapiro Lecture on campus, hosted by Young America's Foundation and the Young Americans for Freedom (the Foundation's chapter affiliate) at UW-Madison. Leftist students have created an event titled...
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DEVELOPING: DePaul Obstructs YAF Lecture, Shapiro, Sommers

Despite having no apparent problem hosting prominent leftists in the past, DePaul University is working to obstruct DePaul Young Americans for Freedom's scheduled lecture with Christina Hoff Sommers, after the chapter announced Ben Shapiro was slated to make a guest...
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DePaul YAF Defies School Ban, Set to Host Shapiro, Sommers

DePaul YAF Defies School Ban, Set to Host Shapiro, Sommers By DePaul YAF At DePaul University, our Catholic and Vincentian ethics require our professors, staff, and administrators to urge students to ask the simple, yet profound question: “What must be done?” We at...
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Special Guest Set to Accompany Sommers to DePaul Lecture

On Tuesday, November 15, DePaul University Young Americans for Freedom will host Christina Hoff Sommers and a special guest on campus at 5:00 p.m. The entire event will be streamed live on Young America's Foundation's website. In August, DePaul triggered a media...
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Chapter of the Month: CSULA YAF

In the month of October, California State University Los Angeles Young Americans for Freedom (CSULA YAF) was the most active conservative student group in the nation. In addition to holding regular meetings and recruiting, the chapter organized two outstanding campus lectures...
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Schools Postpone Exams, Offer Counseling After Trump Victory

Schools Postpone Exams, Offer Counseling After Trump Victory In the wake of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton Tuesday night, leftist professors and administrators across the country are reacting as poorly as can be expected. At Iowa State University, administrators created a "support...
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Vandy Fems Set Up Safe Space to Watch Election Results

Vandy Fems Set Up Safe Space to Watch Election Results In an email sent to the entire Vanderbilt student body by the school’s Multicultural Leadership Council, the Vanderbilt Feminists invited their peers to join their “fav fems” and watch the election...
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THIS is How You Make an Impact on Campus

In the past three days Young America’s Foundation hosted PACKED lectures by key conservative superstars on ten different campuses, reaching more than 500,000 people on campus and online through our live streams. We're not exaggerating. Our lectures are creating substantial impact on campuses by telling...
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Admin Blocks YAF ‘Funeral For Halloween’ Claiming it Would Cause ‘Emotional and Psychological Harm’

Admin Blocks YAF 'Funeral For Halloween' Claiming it Would Cause 'Emotional and Psychological Harm'   Last Friday an administrator at the University of Redlands blocked Redlands Young Americans for Freedom's (YAF) attempts to host the "Funeral for Halloween" activism initiative, citing the...
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TODAY: Reagan’s ‘Time for Choosing’ Speech Turns 52

Fifty two years ago, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his legendary "Time for Choosing" speech in order to urge Americans to elect Barry Goldwater as president. The speech's relevance, however, endures until today. It is one of the most...
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WATCH LIVE: Star Parker Speaks at CSULA

Watch Star Parker's speech LIVE from the campus of California State University-Los Angeles at 6:00 p.m. EST. Follow along with @YAF on Twitter, and check back for the full video after the lecture! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrH0siFx3o
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Watch This YAF Activist Troll His Communist Professor

Wingate Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chairman Kyle Ferrebee noticed this unfortunate display outside a professor's office last week: The bulletin board contains images celebrating communist killers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, even including the caption "Keep Communism Alive." Kyle had no intention...
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#OnlyAtYAF: October 2016 Edition

Check out these #OnlyAtYAF moments Young Americans for Freedom activists across the country have encountered over the past week. Notre Dame YAF members have a push up contest with Lt. Col. Allen West after hosting a successful lecture on the topic of...
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Marquette YAF Stands Up to Leftist Vandals

Marquette YAF Stands Up to Leftist Vandals On Thursday, Oct. 13, campus leftists vandalized a pro-life memorial organized by Marquette for Life. According to the Marquette Wire, "The group held a ‘Memorial for the Unborn’ Thursday by planting 1,200 blue and pink flags...
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College Fix, Heat Street Highlight YAF Funeral for Halloween Initiative

College Fix, Heat Street Highlight YAF Funeral for Halloween Initiative Last week, Young America's Foundation announced its Funeral for Halloween activism initiative, encouraging students to stand up against the politically correct university administrators seeking to dampen the fun of the holiday. After...
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Chapter of the Month: Saddleback YAF

In September, Saddleback College, a public school in California, created bureaucratic roadblocks to prevent the Saddleback College Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter from creating an American flag memorial as part of the 9/11: Never Forget Project. Saddleback College YAF did not let...
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WATCH LIVE: Lt. Col. Allen West Speaks at Notre Dame

Watch Lt. Col Allen West's Fred Allen Lecture Series speech at Notre Dame LIVE at 5:00 p.m. EST . Make sure to tune in and tweet your reactions @YAF. The full video will be available here after the lecture. http://youtube.com/watch?v=57DFuM_Hyr8
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Black Conservatives of CSULA YAF Smeared As ‘Coons,’ Chapter Members Called ‘F***ing Retarded’

Black Conservatives of CSULA YAF Smeared As 'Coons,' Chapter Members Called 'F***ing Retarded' Thursday morning a Facebook user named Liana Wilson posted on the event page for CSULA YAF's upcoming lecture with Star Parker to smear members of the chapter as "coons." Later that same day,...
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#YAFcon Atlanta Trains Next Generation of Conservative Leaders

These kids spent their weekend with YAF, training to preserve our great country for generations to come. On October 7-8, young conservatives from across the country gathered in Georgia for Young America's Foundation's Atlanta Activism Training Seminar. Per YAF tradition, attendees received training...
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VIDEO: YAF Activist Confronts Angry Feminist Vandalizing Sommers Posters

On Monday, fliers advertising Young America's Foundation's upcoming campus lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers fell prey to an intolerant social justice warrior (SJW) at California State University - Los Angeles (CSULA). https://youtu.be/NWryUEEI-vU In a video captured by a member of CSULA's Young Americans for Freedom...
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VIDEO: SJW Mob Surrounds, Berates KU Young Americans for Freedom Students

VIDEO: SJW Mob Surrounds, Berates KU Young Americans for Freedom Students Last Thursday, social justice warriors (SJW's) at the University of Kansas (KU) surrounded a group of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) students in a campus building and berated them for...
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YAF Chairman Goes Viral, Set to Appear on Fox & Friends this Saturday

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Board of Governors Chairman Grant Strobl's decision to troll his university's new pronoun designation tool by requesting to be called "His Majesty" went completely viral this week. In the 48 hours after Young America's Foundation broke the...
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CSULA Leftist Smears Sommers as ‘evil, regressive piece of garbage’

Liberals at California State University- Los Angeles (CSULA) just can't handle the fact that the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter is hosting a lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers next week. After the lecture was announced, students lit up social media...
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WATCH: CSULA Feminists Tear Down YAF Fliers for Sommers Lecture

WATCH: CSULA Feminists Tear Down YAF Fliers for Sommers Lecture Thursday morning, members of the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at California State University- Los Angeles (CSULA) caught a pair of disgruntled feminists on camera tearing down flyers advertising the group's...
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YAF Chairman Hilariously Trolls His School’s Pronoun Police

After the University of Michigan announced the creation of a new mechanism for students to "designate" their preferred gender pronouns on class rosters, YAF national chairman Grant Strobl decided to have some fun with the politically correct administrators who instituted the...
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UMich Encourages Students to Disregard Biology, Launches New Process to ‘Designate’ Pronouns

UMich Encourages Students to Disregard Biology, Launches New Process to 'Designate' Pronouns In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon, top administrators at the University of Michigan announced the creation of a new process that allows students to designate their preferred gender...
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KU Researcher Calls YAF Chair “Motherf*****” in Twitter Meltdown

KU Researcher Calls YAF Chair "Motherf*****" in Twitter Meltdown UPDATED: 2:37 PM 9/26/16 In a tweet posted Sunday evening, Mark White, a researcher in the University of Kansas' (KU) Social Psychology Program, referred to KU Young Americans for Freedom Chair Gabe Lepinski as...
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Wingate Invites Students to ‘Black Out’ in Support of Charlotte Protests

Wingate Invites Students to 'Black Out' in Support of Charlotte Protests While violent leftist protestors wreaked havoc in Charlotte Wednesday night, just 30 miles away at Wingate University, the Office of Residence Life & Involvement sent an email to the student body inviting...
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RWU Student Senate Blocks YAF Chapter, Targets Students For Retribution

RWU Student Senate Blocks YAF Chapter, Targets Students For Retribution This week the Roger Williams University (RWU) student senate formally denied RWU's Young Americans for Freedom chapter official school recognition, citing inaccurate claims the group bears "close resemblance" to another campus club. This means...
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‘Most Important Undergraduate in the Country’ Tapped to Fight Campus Left at Helm of Surging YAF

'Most Important Undergraduate in the Country' Tapped to Fight Campus Left at Helm of Surging Young Americans for Freedom RESTON, VA- Young America’s Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of 20 year-old University of Michigan student Grant Strobl to chairman of...
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YAF 9/11 Memorial Posters Vandalized at University of Florida: ‘Love Trumps Hate’

Posters memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 were vandalized by members of a University of Florida liberal student group on Friday afternoon. After the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at the University of Florida hung the posters around campus, liberal...
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‘I Do Find This Disturbing:’ Leftist Loses it Over CSULA YAF’s 9/11 Memorial (VIDEO)

After the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at California State University- Los Angeles assembled its 9/11: Never Forget Project memorial on campus Friday morning, chapter members were approached by a disgruntled community member who said she was "disturbed" by their...
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DePaul’s ‘Free Speech’ Series is Completely Imbalanced

By Kelleigh Huber After receiving national backlash for attempting to censor conservatives, last week DePaul University rolled out a so-called "free speech" series for the 2016-2017 school year that is set to feature a totally imbalanced roster of liberal speakers. A...
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Bernie Sanders vs. YAF: Selective Enforcement at CSULA?

Administrators at California State University- Los Angeles forced the school's Young Americans for Freedom chapter to wash away a chalk advertisement for their upcoming event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers. The chapter found the request interesting in light of the way the...
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VIDEO: Saddleback Professor Tears Down YAF 9/11 Memorial Posters

Thursday morning, a professor at Saddleback College was caught on camera tearing down posters with images memorializing the lives lost to terrorism on 9/11. [tbc_video_embed url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFLcQ2DIV1I&feature=youtu.be"] The posters, which can be seen below, were displayed across campus by the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)...
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CSULA Leftists Lose it Over Christina Hoff Sommers YAF Lecture: ‘Shut this sh*t down’

[gallery size="large" link="none" ids="11031,11034,11035"] Radical leftists at California State University- Los Angeles immediately lashed out after the school's Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter announced its plans to host a lecture by Christina Hoff Sommers this fall. The same social justice warriors who...
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College Fix Profiles Top YAF Activist

Leading Young Americans for Freedom activist Mark Kahanding recently documented his conversion from communism to conservatism in an interview with The College Fix. Kahanding explained his childhood infatuation with the philosophies of Mao Zedong, noting that his worldview shifted as soon as he...
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VIDEO: Clemson Admin. Forbids Man From Praying Outside Free Speech Zone, Calls it ‘Solicitation’

VIDEO: Clemson Admin. Forbids Man From Praying Outside Free Speech Zone, Calls it 'Solicitation' On Thursday afternoon, an administrator at Clemson University forced a man praying on campus to leave because he was not in a designated free speech zone and was not permitted to "solicit"...
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Stunning Photos From One YAFer’s Summer Adventure Across America

American flag + YAF t-shirt = everything you need for a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. This summer, YAF activist Tristan Justice embarked on an epic adventure across America, promoting Young Americans for Freedom everywhere from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone to Crater Lake. Tristan documented...
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This is how young conservatives will reach millions this fall.

The mainstream media would have you believe students are enthralled with socialism and the leaders that advocate this failed ideology. Young America’s Foundation has seen quite the opposite as students have waited in lines, fought through faculty-led protests, and navigated around...
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Daily Wire: DePaul Doubles Down On Shapiro Ban

DePaul Doubles Down On Shapiro Ban By John Minster Originally published in The Daily Wire. In an email sent Wednesday to faculty and staff members, DePaul University reaffirmed its commitment to destroying free speech on campus, doubling down on its widely criticized ban...
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Dennis Prager Gives YAFers Front Row Seat to a Live Broadcast

Dennis Prager Gives YAFers Front Row Seat to a Live Broadcast By Isabella Foxen Dennis Prager gave YAF activists attending Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference last week the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch as he hosted his national radio show live from the event in Washington, D.C. Prager...
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Breaking: DePaul University Bans Shapiro YAF Lecture

FROM THE DAILY WIRE. There comes a time in every society where even its most basic values come under attack. In the United States, since the beginning of our country’s founding, we have had certain God-given unalienable rights: freedom of religion,...
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#YAFcon Diary Day 3: Gingrich, Prager, Burns

Wheaton YAFer Justus Hanson will recap his time at Young America’s Foundation’s National Conservative Student Conference each day of the event. Here’s his recap of Wednesday, July 27!   The second full day of the National Conservative Student Conference was great. The...
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#YAFcon Diary Day 2: Personal Encouragment from Allen West

Wheaton YAFer Justus Hanson will recap his time at Young America's Foundation's National Conservative Student Conference each day of the event. Here's his recap of Tuesday, July 26!   This year will be my second time attending the National Conservative Student Conference...
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“If you want to make a difference, contact YAF”

STUDENT TAKE: "If you want to make a difference, contact YAF" By Grant Strobl I remember sitting in my World History class in high school, listening to a lecture on the evils of America and of Christopher Columbus. I knew deep inside...
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YAF Leader Featured by USA Today

[caption id="attachment_10299" align="alignright" width="313"] Michael Hensley (center) promotes his YAF chapter on campus.[/caption] In a detailed profile on founding chairman of Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Tennessee Michael Hensley, USA Today discussed Hensley's YAF activism: Hensley has also been actively involved...
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2016 Young Americans for Freedom Chapters of the Year Announced, Awarded $20,000

In Worst Year for Free Speech on Campus, YAF Thrived: 2016 Young Americans for Freedom Chapters of the Year Announced, Awarded $20,000 RESTON, VA- Young America’s Foundation is excited to announce California State University-Los Angeles Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and Unity...
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Conservatives on the Rise: Loyal Carpenter Joins the Team

Loyal Carpenter is a junior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO where he studies Business Management and History. Loyal first got involved with the Conservative Movement during his first week on campus after he was invited to...
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ALISSA LOPEZ: YAFers are fighting the good fight

ALISSA LOPEZ: YAFers are fighting the good fight Roughly one year ago, Alissa Lopez decided she wanted to bring conservative ideas to her liberal campus. Not long after, Alissa attended a Young America's Foundation conference and got to work building a...
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Conservatives on the Rise: UCF YAF’s Carter Adams Joins the Team

Carter Adams is 23 years old from Orlando Florida. He attends the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he is majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He is a founding chair of his Young Americans for...
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Conservatives on the Rise: GCC YAF’s Isabella Foxen Joins the Team

Isabella Foxen is a rising senior political science major at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Isabella is the chairman and founder of the Grove City College Young Americans for Freedom chapter, which she looks forward to seeing expand this coming...
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School is Out and the YAF Training Seminar is in Session

For the average college student the summer is a time to relax and lay out in the sun; however, for the members of Young Americans for Freedom chapters, the summer is the ideal time to begin mapping out their action...
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Inside Higher Ed, College Fix Highlight Gettysburg YAF’s Fight for Free Speech

Young Americans for Freedom at Gettysburg College spent the 2015-2016 school year fielding nonstop attacks from aggressive campus leftists like pros, catapulting their fight for free speech to the attention of the entire school. From being called a "hate group," to having...
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RECAP: Young Americans for Freedom June Activist Training

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) leaders from across the country gathered together earlier this month at YAF Headquarters for this summer’s YAF Activism Training Seminar. At this program YAFers learned from the top activism experts in the Conservative Movement on how...
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I Would Go To Jail For YAF. Here’s Why.

[caption id="attachment_9943" align="alignright" width="440"] Carter Lankes and Dr. Michael Waller[/caption] I Would Go To Jail For YAF. Here's Why. By Carter Lankes Let me tell you about the man who inspired me to say the words, “I would go to jail for YAF.” Dr....
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Conservatives on the Rise: UCR YAF’s Viraktep Ath Joins the Team

Viraktep Ath is a rising senior at the University of California, Riverside where he studies English. Viraktep’s engagement in the Conservative Movement stems from his family’s history in Communist Cambodia. Both of Viraktep’s parents, before immigrating to the United States,...
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2015-2016 YAF Chapter of the Year Nominations

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapters boldly promoted conservatism on college and high school campuses during the 2015-2016 school year. They led the field in organizing breakthrough campus initiatives, hosting speakers that captured the attention of their campuses, and fought...
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KEENE: “Love for freedom is in the DNA of American people”

David Keene, Opinion Editor of The Washington Times and National Rifle Association president from 2011 to 2013, was a prominent Young Americans for Freedom activist in the 1960's. Keene served as YAF's national chairman as well as the chapter chairman at...
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Conservatives on the Rise: UCF YAF’s Carter Lankes Joins the Team

Carter Lankes is 20 years old from Merritt Island, Florida. He currently attends the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he is majoring in electrical engineering. He is also the founding chairman of the UCF Young American’s for Freedom chapter. Carter became involved...
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Conservatives on the Rise: VT YAF’s Alex Lowman Joins the Team

Alex Lowman is a rising junior from Virginia Tech (VT) double-majoring in finance & management. His hometown is Ashburn, Virginia. He currently serves as the secretary for his school’s YAF chapter, is a member of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi,...
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Conservatives on the Rise: Wheaton YAF’s Cameron Van Beek Joins the Team

Cameron Van Beek is a junior at Wheaton College studying political science and economics. Originally from Wisconsin, Cameron became interested in the Conservative Movement when Scott Walker took his bold stance for individual freedom as Governor of Wisconsin. Cameron eventually interned on...
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Conservatives on the Rise: Wingate YAF Chair Kyle Ferrebee Joins the Team

Kyle Ferrebee is a senior at Wingate University, where he is currently enrolled in the pre-law program. He is majoring in business management with a minor in legal studies. Since his sophomore year in high school, Kyle has passionately pursued his dream of...
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YAF Chapters Lead the Fight for Free Speech

Today, Young America's Foundation filed a lawsuit against California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) for censoring CSULA Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) when they brought conservative Ben Shapiro to a campus where only leftist ideologies were taught and tolerated. In a time where...
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Student Take: Highland High School Mandates Gender Neutral Graduation Robes

By Lindsay Gatsios In two weeks I will graduate from Highland High School. For the first time, all 238 members of my senior class will be wearing green because of one girl’s gender confusion. One young woman who "identifies" as "transgender"...
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VIDEO: YAF Activists Revisit Sharon Statement

May 17, 2016 marked the 5th anniversary of a historic merger that occurred in 2011 between two principled organizations that have been dedicated to boldly promoting conservatism for decades, Young Americans for Freedom and Young America's Foundation.  Young Americans for Freedom,...
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Buckley’s Young Americans for Freedom Surges in 2016

While the media focuses on socialism’s alleged surge on campuses, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) activists’ revitalized vigor is alarming liberals at schools across the country, inspiring professors and administrators to engage in unprecedented censorship efforts. YAF’s renaissance is the...
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CSULA Students Set Up “Safe Space” for Shapiro Event, Three Months Post-Event

Students at California State University Los Angeles have set up a “debrief on anti-blackness” to “discuss” the “immense hurt and trauma” that Ben Shapiro’s YAF-sponsored speech “inflicted” upon the campus last February. Give me a break. First, most, if not all of these...
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PICTURES: YAF is #1 in reaching students on campus

We are sometimes asked, “What sets Young America’s Foundation apart in the field of conservative youth outreach?” And, "What makes Young America’s Foundation different?" Young America’s Foundation is the leader in our field. We are the #1 youth outreach organization in the country reaching the largest audiences of young people...
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‘YAF Has Made Me Want to Go Out and Fight for Freedom the Rest of My Life’

By Carter Lankes I didn’t choose the YAF life…. The YAF life chose me. It all started when my sister first told me about Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). She said, “It’s a bunch of cool laid back kids”. So I thought, “Ok,...
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Wingate Revokes Funding for YAF Lecture, Cites ‘Hateful’ Chalk Drawings and Flyers

One day before she was scheduled to speak, Wingate University revoked funding for Nonie Darwish's YAF-sponsored lecture on campus, citing "hateful" chalk advertisements and flyers as the reason for the decision. In an email to Wingate Young Americans for Freedom, the...
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‘How YAF Changed My Campus in Just Two Years’

Two years ago, I signed up for Bellarmine College Prep’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter and attended my first YAF conference at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara. The experience was truly life changing. After listening to amazing speakers...
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Gettysburg Administrator Disparages YAF on Facebook

I am the vice president of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Gettysburg College and next week, on April 19, we’re bringing black conservative author Sonnie Johnson to campus to speak about the Black Lives Matter Movement. As you...
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How These YAFers Used a Bake Sale to Nuke the Idea of Socialism

This week Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) activists at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a socialist bake sale on campus to educate their peers on how the evils of socialism directly affects every day decisions. Chairman Carter Lankes said...
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A Student Asked Ben Shapiro About ‘Institutional Racism,’ His Answer Left Her Speechless

During the Q&A session of Ben Shapiro's YAF-sponsored lecture at Virginia Tech University, a student got to the microphone to ask about "institutional racism." After engaging with her back and forth, Shapiro delivered one response that left the student speechless. Watch...
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