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Now is your chance to host Vice President Mike Pence at your school!

Students across the country can now apply to host Vice President Pence, YAF’s Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, who will speak at a limited number of campuses.

The Vice President will bring his optimistic, pro-America message to your school to reach your fellow students, faculty, and local community.

“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 speaking directly to students on college campuses across the country.” ~ Vice President Mike Pence

  • How to host Vice President Mike Pence at your school:

    Young America’s Foundation’s staff will walk you through the entire process of hosting the Vice President (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.

    Please note, the following criteria and requirements MUST be met in order for your school to be considered for an event.

    a.) Young America’s Foundation can cover a substantial portion of the Vice President’s lecture fee. However, we do require that Young America’s Foundation is the only national sponsor of his campus events.

    b.) The lecture venue must be on campus and able to accommodate up to 1,000 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 1,000 in-person guests on the day of the event with no capacity restrictions).

    c.) 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.

    d.) The venue must be accessible to Young America’s Foundation staff and streaming crew as well as the the Vice President’s staff, security, and guests all day during the event.

    e.) The event must be free and open to the public.

    f.) All announcements regarding free tickets (if needed) and promotional items must be approved by Young America’s Foundation in advance.

    g.) Proposal must be submitted to Young America’s Foundation.

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

    1: Solicit your school for funding.

    Please submit this initial inquiry form for information on Vice President Pence’s honorarium. You should then file a request for funding with your school’s student government and or student activity committee.

    Please note, in order to be considered for a lecture date, you must submit your proposal as a Word doc or PDF with the information as outlined in step three below.

    Many schools underwrite a parade of liberal speakers on campus. 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. YAF is unable to provide tentative dates for these specific lectures.

    2: Submit your proposal to Young America’s Foundation

    Once your funding has been allocated, we ask that you submit a proposal to Young America’s Foundation as a Word document or PDF. Please keep in mind that you will be competing with other schools to host Vice President Pence on campus.

    Be sure to make your proposal compelling and underscore 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 Vice President Pence 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 events, or other campus programs.

    d.) Anticipated attendance and suggested venue for the event. Images and/or a venue floor plan are helpful to include. Be sure to research and factor in any pandemic-related attendance restrictions for your proposed campus venue.

    e.) The amount your club (through your school) is offering toward Vice President Pence’s 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, club dinner, book signing, or reception. Please note, all proposed schedules are tentative and subject to change based on the speaker’s schedule.

    3: Deadlines for applications

    All applications must be emailed to Patrick Coyle by close of business on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.