Young America’s Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with longtime ally and the 48th Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, who will formally join YAF’s team as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar.

Vice President Pence has been a great friend of Young America’s Foundation throughout his time in public office. He addressed YAF’s student audiences while serving in the House of Representatives and, most recently, while serving as the Vice President of the United States. The Foundation was also honored to welcome Vice President Pence and his family to the Reagan Ranch in 2005.

“Vice President Pence has been a stalwart defender of individual freedom, traditional values, free markets, and limited government throughout his career of distinguished service to our country,” noted Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation. “Now, by partnering with YAF, the Vice President will continue to attract new hearts and minds to the conservative cause, passing along the ideas of freedom—just as President Reagan did before, during, and after his time in office. Vice President Pence’s energy and enthusiasm for Ronald Reagan’s values has and will continue to inspire a new generation of young people.”

As YAF’s Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, Vice President Pence will join the Foundation’s unrivaled campus lecture program to deliver his pro-freedom message directly to the rising generation.

As a featured YAF campus lecturer, Vice President Pence joins a distinguished list of key leaders who’ve spoken on campuses through Young America’s Foundation—including Lady Margaret Thatcher, Attorneys General Ed Meese and John Ashcroft, Ben Shapiro, William F. Buckley, Jr., Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Michael Reagan, among others—who understand how imperative it is to educate and inspire the youth of America with the ideas upon which our nation was founded.

In addition to campus lectures, Vice President Pence will address audiences at YAF’s life-changing student conferences, share the importance of investing in the rising generation of conservatives, publish a monthly op-ed on relevant issues, and launch a new video podcast to share the good news of conservatism through one of today’s most popular mediums. 

“Throughout its 60-year history, Young America’s Foundation has been a bulwark of the Conservative Movement, advancing the cause of freedom and ensuring our future leaders embrace America’s founding principles and I am honored to join YAF as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar,” said Vice President Mike Pence. “Long before I became Vice President to President Donald Trump, the vision and leadership of Ronald Reagan inspired my youth and I am humbled to continue the work of advancing the Conservative cause from a position bearing his name. Now more than ever, we need to take the case for freedom, free markets, and traditional values to the rising generation and I look forward to working with the great YAF team to ensure the torch of freedom shines bright for generations to come.”

For additional information or to request an interview contact YAF spokesman Spencer Brown via or 800-872-1776.