Young America’s Foundation is pleased to announce student activist Jack Duffy as National High School Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). For the first time in sixty years, Young Americans for Freedom’s high school activists will have a peer and mentor working alongside them to advance freedom’s principles at their schools.  

As the Left escalates its assault on conservative principles and ideological diversity within our nation’s high schools, bold Young Americans for Freedom activists such as Jack Duffy typify the happy conservative warrior mindset. 

Jack has been involved with Young America’s Foundation and Young Americans for Freedom since his freshman year of high school. As Jack completes his senior year at Wausau East High School in Wisconsin this fall he’ll also work to guide Young Americans for Freedom chapters at high schools nationwide.

Jack is no stranger to political correctness run amok nor administrative attempts to silence conservatives—at the school Jack previously attended, his own Young Americans for Freedom chapter was disbanded by school administrators after organizing YAF’s iconic 9/11: Never Forget Project. The wildly successful event brought students, local first responders, and faith leaders together, yet administrators bizarrely deemed the meaningful remembrance as “alt-right” and “Islamophobic.” 

Since having his YAF chapter axed by intolerant administrators, Jack has only increased his work to reach and mobilize young conservatives by helping launch Young Americans for Freedom chapters at five other schools in his community and continuing to organize YAF activism projects for his peers at off-campus venues. 

In this new role, Jack will be increasingly visible at YAF’s student conferences, in the media, and across YAF’s online properties. 

“High school students have never been more polarized and damaged by the methods and ideas of the Left,” noted Young America’s Foundation president Ron Robinson. “Jack Duffy will serve as the voice of a new generation of conservatives as he leads his peers against the legions of administrators who seek to suppress students’ rights. Jack’s ability to think like—and speak directly to—the rising generation of high school students will be invaluable for YAF’s ongoing work to bring conservative ideas and intellectual freedom to America’s high schools.”

“It is an honor to be named as YAF’s National High School Chairman,” stated Jack Duffy. “Many people think indoctrination and ideological intolerance is only happening on college campuses. Sadly, far too many high school conservatives—including myself—experience it on a daily basis,” Duffy added. “Part of YAF’s mission is to give conservative high school students the support and resources to fight back. I’m proud and excited to be a part of this important effort to defend freedom and intellectual diversity in America’s high schools.”

Jack’s increased involvement is also a continuation of his family’s work with Young America’s Foundation—both his parents, Rep. Sean Duffy and Fox News Contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy—are frequent speakers at YAF conferences, and his aunt Leah Campos interned at the Foundation’s national headquarters.

Young Americans for Freedom was founded at William F. Buckley’s Sharon, Connecticut, home in 1960. YAF’s founding document—the Sharon Statement—is described by the Washington Post as the “declaration of principles of modern conservatism.” Today, more than 500 YAF chapters are active on high school and college campuses nationwide, serving as the visible presence of the Conservative Movement.


For additional information or to request an interview contact YAF Spokesman Spencer Brown via sbrown@yaf.org or 800-872-1776.