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Why Celebrate Freedom Week?

Each year, two significant events are overlooked on college campuses—the November 9 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Veterans Day. Both occur during the same week and provide conservative students with excellent opportunities to build programs around these important days. On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and led to the […]

ATTN HS Seniors: Join YAF, Become a Club 100 Activist, Visit Reagan’s Ranch

As the school year winds down, you might know where you are going to college in the fall, but do you know how you’re going to promote conservatism on campus during this crucial time in American history? There is no better way to do so than getting involved with Young America’s Foundation programs and Young […]

“Don’t you dare put on that sombrero.”

In a hilarious Facebook graphic that captures the oversensitivity of college administrators perfectly, the Multicultural Student Center at the University of Wisconsin urged students to “reclaim” Cinco De Mayo. The post, which was shared from another page, demands that students don’t eat Chipotle, don’t wear a sombrero, “acknowledge the stereotypes you have internalized and discover why they are problematic,” […]

Virginia Tech YAF Speaks out on the Censorship of Jason Riley

By Elizabeth Campbell The Virginia Tech thought police are at it again! Before Pamplin College of Business announced that they would be bringing in Wall Street columnist and Manhattan Institute fellow Jason Riley to campus to speak as part their BB&T Distinguished Lecture Series on Capitalism, his invitation was revoked by the head of the […]

The Sharon Statement: A Timeless Declaration of Conservative Principles

The Sharon Statement was adopted on September 11, 1960 by a group of 100 young conservatives who convened at the home of William F. Buckley in Sharon, Connecticut with the purpose of creating Young Americans for Freedom. In 2015 The New York Times recognized the Sharon Statement as a “seminal document” of the Conservative Movement and it […]

WEAK: Liberals at TCU Target YAF Chapter with Poster Campaign

Leftists at TCU honored the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter with a notably lame hand drawn poster campaign today, proving the conservative club is doing its job right on campus. Unlike other clubs that refuse to stand strong, TCU YAFers endured a barrage of hate after hosting Lt. Col. Allen West on campus last […]

KENGOR: Western Civ in the Crosshairs—and A Glimmer of Hope

Many of you have had the privilege of hearing Dr. Paul Kengor speak at a YAF conference. Yesterday, Dr. Kengor penned a powerful piece exploring the state of higher education that we urge you all to read. His insights are valuable and deserve much consideration from those of us who focus on righting the many wrongs in academia. […]

Ferrell’s “Reagan” Mocks Alzheimer’s Disease

A few weeks ago, I attended a table read of the upcoming film “Reagan,” starring Will Ferrell in the title role. The read featured prominent actors like Josh Brolin, Nathan Fillion, Chris Parnell, and Dennis Haysbert in the roles of prominent Reagan advisors, both real and fictional. Although I was impressed with the talent of […]

Top 10 Things To Do Before Leaving Campus

The finals crunch is on and summer is just around the corner, but don’t forget to take care of your YAF chapter before you leave campus for the summer! Plan your 9/11 Never Forget Project.  September 11thcomes quicker than you might expect it to.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, so start brainstorming […]

D’Souza Posters Defaced With Swastikas, Profanity at UW-Madison

Early Tuesday morning, Young Americans for Freedom students discovered that posters advertising Dinesh D’Souza’s YAF-sponsored lecture at the University of Wisconsin- Madison tonight had been defaced with profanity and swastikas. Vandals tore many of the posters down, but scrawled phrases like “Resist Marxism,” “F**k This,” and “Right Wing Asshat” on the ones that remained. As can be seen […]

WATCH: Rick Santorum Shatters Liberal Student’s Argument in 90 Seconds

During a recent YAF lecture at Vanderbilt University, Rick Santorum engaged students for some Q&A. One liberal student thought his argument against “legislating morality” was sound, but then… The video speaks for itself. Rick Santorum brought the liberal double-standard to light, showing students that the Left can’t claim some sort of moral high ground in their […]

California Profs-lacking grasp on reality

Yesterday, on the campus of California State University Los Angeles, protesters staged a demonstration outside an “open forum” with Chancellor Timothy White. What occurred, however, wasn’t much of an open forum at all.  Check out the embedded video below, taken by CSULA Young Americans for Freedom Chapter Chair Mark Kahanding. Protesters, organized by the California […]

Chapter of the Month: Otay Ranch YAF

Chairwoman Krissel Flores started Otay Ranch High School Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) this past August with the determination to accurately and positively portray conservatism on her campus. On December 8, Krissel and her YAF chapter did just that, as they boldly hosted Ben Shapiro to a capacity crowd of over 450 students. For the […]

9 Powerful Conservative Speeches to Binge-Watch During Snowmageddon

If you’re stuck indoors this weekend waiting out the major blizzard currently battering the East Coast, fight off your boredom by binge-watching these powerful lectures by some of our country’s leading conservative thinkers. Who needs Netflix when you have YAFTV on YouTube? 1. Senator Mike Lee at the National Conservative Student Conference 2. Dana Loesch […]

Young America’s Foundation Announces 2016 Extension of Successful Wendy P. McCaw Freedom Lecture Series

RESTON, VA– Young America’s Foundation is pleased to announce the extension of last year’s successful Wendy P. McCaw Freedom Lecture Series. In 2015, the McCaw Series featured headline-making lectures by Speaker Newt Gingrich, Ben Shaprio, Dr.Charles Krauthammer, Steve Forbes, Herman Cain, and many other conservative leaders at schools across America. The series brings prominent conservative […]

Youth Misery Index hits record high, spikes 32% during Obama presidency

The Youth Misery Index (YMI), a figure calculated annually by Young America’s Foundation, spiked to a record high of 109.9 this year, up from 106.5 last January, and 83.5 in 2009 when President Obama took office. The Index is calculated by adding youth unemployment, student loan debt, and national debt (per capita) numbers. On Wednesday, […]

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