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2023 Standing Up for Faith and Freedom Seminar

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Save Your Catholic School from Woke Ideology

  • Meet lifelong friends who won’t cancel you over differing viewpoints
  • Get free resources tailored to you as a Catholic school attendee
  • Discover how your school twists Church teaching to advance their agenda—and how you can stop them
  • Meet your Catholic conservative heroes
  • Spend 2 nights in a DC-area hotel with only one roommate
  • Free meals during the program
  • Discover ways to defend conservative ideas
  • A $1500 value at ONLY $20 for you
  • Talk one-on-one with YAF staff about how to be the voice of conservative ideas on your campus
  • Learn new info for debating your liberal peers on campus
  • Plus, you can have your travel paid for (more info in FAQs)

Who? High school and college students attending Catholic schools are eligible to attend

What? A program designed for you to discover how to reclaim your conservative views from woke Catholic school administrators

When? April 21-22, 2023

Where? YAF national headquarters in Reston, VA–just outside the nation's capital

How Much? The full program cost is $1,000, but you only pay $20!

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Young America's Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Andrew F. Puzder

Former CEO, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

Andy Puzder is the executive chairman of the board of directors at 2nd Vote Advisers, which is an asset manager with funds invested in companies that place profits ahead of a politically progressive ESG (environmental, social, and governance) agenda. Puzder is the former CEO of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. into globally…

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.

President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author or co-author of five books, including the forthcoming Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Previous books include When Harry Became…

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Noelle Mering

Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Author

Noelle Mering is a Fellow at Washington DC based think tank the Ethics and Public Policy Center where she co-directs the Theology of Home Project. She is an editor for Theology of Home, co-author of the Theology of Home book series, and the author of Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of…

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Trent Horn

Catholic Answers Staff Apologist

After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them. Trent models that approach each week on the radio program Catholic…

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Daniel Di Martino

Venezuelan Freedom Activist and Economist

Daniel Di Martino is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Columbia University and a graduate fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he focuses on high-skill immigration policy. Born and raised in Venezuela, Di Martino experienced the terrible consequences of socialism first-hand. After leaving Venezuela for the United States in 2016, he dedicated himself to explaining…

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Dr. Paul Kengor

Author, Grove City College Professor, and Executive Director of Center for Vision & Values

Paul Kengor, Ph.D., is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and a New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books. He is senior director and chief academic fellow at the Institute for Faith & Freedom and former visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His…

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Clare Hinshaw

YAF Legacy Society & Development Relations Director

Clare serves as the Legacy Society & Development Relations Director at YAF’s national headquarters. In this role, Clare works to foster relationships with Young America’s Foundation’s most committed supporters, drafts and edits communications, and organizes the Foundation’s annual Standing Up for Faith & Freedom seminar for conservative students at Catholic schools. Clare was raised on Long Island,…

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Marc Thiessen

Former Speechwriter for George W. Bush, Columnist, Commentator and Author

Marc Thiessen is a former White House chief speechwriter, Fox News contributor, and a columnist at the Washington Post, where he writes twice a week on foreign and domestic policy.  In 2018, the Post syndicated his column nationally for the first time and it was picked up by 178 newspapers -- the most successful launch of a syndicated…

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Carrie Severino

Carrie Campbell Severino is the president of the Judicial Crisis Network, and co-author with Mollie Hemingway of the bestselling book Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Court. As a go-to expert on the confirmation process, Mrs. Severino has been extensively quoted in the media and regularly appears on television, including…

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