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Young America’s Foundation is excited to help you host Michael Knowles at your school this fall.  

 

Now more than ever, conservative ideas are in demand on college campuses. And despite the Left’s best efforts, Michael Knowles continues to reach capacity campus audiences and more online.

 

We understand students may want to host Michael Knowles but lack necessary funding. Due to our generous supporters, Young America’s Foundation is able to assist with costs. Young America’s Foundation and our time-tested process will ensure your event is a success!

Young America’s Foundation is excited to help you host Michael Knowles at your school this fall. 

 

Now more than ever, conservative ideas are in demand on college campuses. And despite the Left’s best efforts, Michael Knowles continues to reach capacity campus audiences and more online.

We understand students may want to host Michael Knowles but lack necessary funding. Due to our generous supporters, Young America’s Foundation is able to assist with costs. Young America’s Foundation and our time-tested process will ensure your event is a success!

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Grove City College
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Apply To Host MICHAEL KNOWLES On Your Campus Today

  • We will walk you through the entire process of hosting Michael Knowles (or one of our other 70+ speakers) on your campus, and we will provide your organization with both logistical and financial support to ensure your event is a success. The deadline to apply to host Knowles in the fall of 2022 is September 9.

    Here is what you need to do in order to apply to host Michael Knowles on your campus:

    1: Logistical Requirements

    Given the limited number of engagements that Michael can accept, the following requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.

    1. Young America’s Foundation can cover a substantial portion of Michael’s fee. However, we do require that we are the sole national sponsor of Michael’s campus events.
    1. Venue must be able to accommodate between 400-500 students and community members. (Please be sure to factor in any pandemic-related attendance limitations your school may still have in place. The venue must be able to accommodate at least 400 in-person guests on the day of the event with no capacity restrictions or masking requirements).
    1. The school must allow for the event to be streamed live by Young America’s Foundation and allow for a professional photographer to cover the lecture.
    1. The school must provide metal detectors and security for the event.
    1. The venue must be accessible to Young America’s Foundation staff and streaming crew all day of the event.
    1. The event must be free and open to the public.
    1. All announcements regarding tickets (if needed) and promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance. Students should have full control of the ticket list.
    1. Proposal submitted to Young America’s Foundation.

    **If at any time one of these requirements are not met or reneged on by the school, Young America’s Foundation reserves the right to re-evaluate the lecture’s feasibility. **

    2: Solicit your school for funding.

    After submitting an inquiry to YAF, you will file a request for funding with your school’s student government and or student activity committee. Please note that in order to be considered for, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step 3 below.

    Many schools are happy to underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus, so some funding should rightly go towards conservative speakers. You should request the full amount in your school application. However, we are aware that most funding boards will not provide the full amount. Therefore, Young America’s Foundation will work to provide the balance of the funding you may not receive from your school.

    We realize some schools require a tentative date from a speaker in order to receive funding. However, given the high amount of requests Knowles receives, giving a tentative date of availability will not be possible.

    3: Submit your proposal to Young America’s Foundation

    After filling out the initial inquiry in step 2, we ask that you submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation as a Word doc or PDF by close-of-business on September 9. Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host Michael Knowles.

    Make sure your proposal is compelling and underscores your club’s ability to ensure the event will be a success.

    Each proposal should include:

    a. Information on your club’s past activities and record of success

    b. Why Michael Knowles should speak at your school

    c. Suggested dates that will work for your club. Be sure to check your school’s athletic and academic calendar to ensure the dates you select do not conflict with midterms, sporting, or other campus events

    d. Expected attendance and suggested venue for the event. Images and/or a venue floor plan are helpful to include

    e. The amount you are offering toward Michael Knowles’ honorarium

    f. How much of the honorarium you are requesting Young America’s Foundation cover

    g. A tentative schedule for the event including the suggested time of the lecture, book signing or reception

    h. Your school’s current policies regarding masks and social distancing at public events

    i. Confirmation that your club or your school can provide a ticket system for the event, metal detectors, and security

  • We will walk you through the entire process of hosting Michael Knowles (or one of our other 70+ speakers) on your campus, and we will provide your organization with both logistical and financial support to ensure your event is a success. The deadline to apply to host Knowles in the fall of 2022 is September 9.

    Here is what you need to do in order to apply to host Michael Knowles on your campus:

    1: Logistical Requirements

    Given the limited number of engagements that Michael can accept, the following requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.

    1. Young America’s Foundation can cover a substantial portion of Michael’s fee. However, we do require that we are the sole national sponsor of Michael’s campus events.
    1. Venue must be able to accommodate between 400-500 students and community members. (Please be sure to factor in any pandemic-related attendance limitations your school may still have in place. The venue must be able to accommodate at least 400 in-person guests on the day of the event with no capacity restrictions or masking requirements).
    1. The school must allow for the event to be streamed live by Young America’s Foundation and allow for a professional photographer to cover the lecture.
    1. The school must provide metal detectors and security for the event.
    1. The venue must be accessible to Young America’s Foundation staff and streaming crew all day of the event.
    1. The event must be free and open to the public.
    1. All announcements regarding tickets (if needed) and promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance. Students should have full control of the ticket list.
    1. Proposal submitted to Young America’s Foundation.

    **If at any time one of these requirements are not met or reneged on by the school, Young America’s Foundation reserves the right to re-evaluate the lecture’s feasibility. **

    2: Solicit your school for funding.

    After submitting an inquiry to YAF, you will file a request for funding with your school’s student government and or student activity committee. Please note that in order to be considered for, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step 3 below.

    Many schools are happy to underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus, so some funding should rightly go towards conservative speakers. You should request the full amount in your school application. However, we are aware that most funding boards will not provide the full amount. Therefore, Young America’s Foundation will work to provide the balance of the funding you may not receive from your school.

    We realize some schools require a tentative date from a speaker in order to receive funding. However, given the high amount of requests Knowles receives, giving a tentative date of availability will not be possible.

    3: Submit your proposal to Young America’s Foundation

    After filling out the initial inquiry in step 2, we ask that you submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation as a Word doc or PDF by close-of-business on September 9. Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host Michael Knowles.

    Make sure your proposal is compelling and underscores your club’s ability to ensure the event will be a success.

    Each proposal should include:

    a. Information on your club’s past activities and record of success

    b. Why Michael Knowles should speak at your school

    c. Suggested dates that will work for your club. Be sure to check your school’s athletic and academic calendar to ensure the dates you select do not conflict with midterms, sporting, or other campus events

    d. Expected attendance and suggested venue for the event. Images and/or a venue floor plan are helpful to include

    e. The amount you are offering toward Michael Knowles’ honorarium

    f. How much of the honorarium you are requesting Young America’s Foundation cover

    g. A tentative schedule for the event including the suggested time of the lecture, book signing or reception

    h. Your school’s current policies regarding masks and social distancing at public events

    i. Confirmation that your club or your school can provide a ticket system for the event, metal detectors, and security

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