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Young America’s Foundation is the leading organization for young conservatives. With more than 60 years of history and contacts on more than 2,000 campuses, we help students like you find support, promote your conservative views and take action.

YAF has your back.

Our Mission

Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and 
traditional values.

We accomplish our mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across 
the country.

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OUR HISTORY

For six decades, Young America’s Foundation has diligently fought for, protected, and handed on the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values to increasing numbers of young people.

FEATURED ALUMNI

For six decades, Young America’s Foundation has diligently fought for, protected, and handed on the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values to increasing numbers of young people.

Chris Bedford

Chris, former alumnus of YAF, is vice chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors and editor in chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Congressman Alex Mooney

Board Member of National Journalism Center Board of Governors

Greg Gutfeld

Author, Editor, Blogger and Television Personality

Katie Pavlich

Board Member of National Journalism Center Board of Governors

Peter Schweizer

Bestselling Author, YAF Alumnus, and President of the Government Accountability Institute

Ying Ma

Writer, Policy Expert, and Communications Professional

leadership

Our staff and boards consist of passionate professionals who are committed to empowering young conservatives. With a diverse range of expertise, they work tirelessly to provide resources and events to help cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Our Staff

Governor Scott Walker

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Victor Bernson

Vice President and General Counsel

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Andrew Coffin

Vice President and Director of the Reagan Ranch

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Patrick X. Coyle

Vice President

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Jessica Jensen

Vice President and Chief of Staff

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Raj Kannappan

Vice President & Director of CEFE

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Our Boards

Young America’s Foundation Board of Directors​

Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise Board of Advisors

Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors​

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Reagan Ranch Board of Governors​

National Journalism Center Board of Governors

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Advisory Committee

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