Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) SUGGEST TO FRIENDS! Students, you can provide a bold alternative on campus and ensure your peers are introduced to conservative ideas by launching a YAF chapter at your school. Twitter: @yaf www.yaf.org
You can fundamentally change your campus! Are you tired of liberal ideas dominating your campus? YAF chapters bring together students to advocate for individual freedom, free enterprise, limited government, a strong national defense, and traditional values through hosting speakers, organizing campus initiatives, posting flyers, and more! YAF chapters provide a visible presence for the Conservative Movement, educate fellow students, and encourage others to become active.
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Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a project of Young America's Foundation. Young Americans for Freedom takes no position on particular legal or public policy initiatives nor does it engage in political activity. Any expressions of opinions are those of the author or authors. Young Americans for Freedom was founded in 1960 at the home of William F. Buckley by 100 young conservatives who authored its founding document: the Sharon Statement. Throughout its history, YAF has worked to advance conservative ideas on college and high school campuses. YAF helped advance the careers of Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan who first joined YAF's advisory board in 1962 and eventually became the honorary national chairman. Today, YAFers lead or hold prominent positions in many organizations within the Conservative Movement including Young America's Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, the Fund for American Studies, and many others.

Mission: Sharon Statement "Adopted in Conference, at Sharon, Connecticut, on September 11, 1960." IN THIS TIME of moral and political crises, it is the responsibility of the youth of America to affirm certain eternal truths. WE, as young conservatives believe: THAT foremost among the transcendent values is the individual's use of his God-given free will, whence derives his right to be free from the restrictions of arbitrary force; THAT liberty is indivisible, and that political freedom cannot long exist without economic freedom; THAT the purpose of government is to protect those freedoms through the preservation of internal order, the provision of national defense, and the administration of justice; THAT when government ventures beyond these rightful functions, it accumulates power, which tends to diminish order and liberty; THAT the Constitution of the United States is the best arrangement yet devised for empowering government to fulfill its proper role, while restraining it from the concentration and abuse of power; THAT the genius of the Constitution - the division of powers - is summed up in the clause that reserves primacy to the several states, or to the people in those spheres not specifically delegated to the Federal government; THAT the market economy, allocating resources by the free play of supply and demand, is the single economic system compatible with the requirements of personal freedom and constitutional government, and that it is at the same time the most productive supplier of human needs; THAT when government interferes with the work of the market economy, it tends to reduce the moral and physical strength of the nation, that when it takes from one to bestow on another, it diminishes the incentive of the first, the integrity of the second, and the moral autonomy of both; THAT we will be free only so long as the national sovereignty of the United States is secure; that history shows periods of freedom are rare, and can exist only when free citizens concertedly defend their rights against all enemies… THAT the forces of international Communism are, at present, the greatest single threat to these liberties; THAT the United States should stress victory over, rather than coexistence with this menace; and THAT American foreign policy must be judged by this criterion: does it serve the just interests of the United States?

Relatable.
12/28/2019

Relatable.

Conservative student group lauds CLC for hosting free speech sessions
12/20/2019
Conservative student group lauds CLC for hosting free speech sessions

Conservative student group lauds CLC for hosting free speech sessions

Members of a politically conservative student group at the College of Lake County's are celebrating the administration's decision to hold training sessions for faculty members and club advisers about the First Amendment and free speech.

12/20/2019
How to Use Media to Help Your YAF Chapter

In this episode of Ask YAF, Kyle is joined by Kara Zupkus, YAF's Program Assistant for Public Relations, to explain how activists can use media to correct biased behavior faced on campus and to promote their organizations' activities.

12/13/2019
What is Ask YAF

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Ask YAF, the weekly video series that answers your biggest questions on how to be an effective conservative leader at American colleges and high school. Hosted by Kyle Ferrebee the Director of YAF Chapter Services.

We've all seen it 🙄🙄
12/11/2019

We've all seen it 🙄🙄

Can't faze us.
12/09/2019

Can't faze us.

YAFers meeting Ben Shapiro like
12/06/2019

YAFers meeting Ben Shapiro like

This YAF chapter is under attack from one of their own professors. Read the full story here: https://www.yaf.org/news/ch...
11/14/2019

This YAF chapter is under attack from one of their own professors. Read the full story here: https://www.yaf.org/news/childish-leftist-professor-hangs-posters-claiming-yaf-chapter-is-a-hate-group/

Earlier this morning, one of the CLC faculty was caught putting up defaming flyers on our campus. This same woman, Shannon Bassi was seen publicly booing conservative students yesterday at our black conservative panel. When private accountability fails, it must go public, as this is one of the few ways students can show the injustice going on at our school. Luckily there were a couple students who caught her in the act.

As our chairman, Rob Corn said, "I've been going to this school for two years, and this isn't anything new. The intolerance of the left on our campus is rampant."

One of our members, Matthew Duray said, “The more drama and backlash we face, it seems our members only get happier and more motivated. I love Winston Churchill’s quote, ‘You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.’ When people are tearing down your cork boards, banging metal at your events, and putting up defaming letters around the school, it means we must be a threat to their liberal ideology. That, I consider to be a success.”

The articles she included were disavowed by the National YAF Chairman. He said "Bristow’s group at Michigan State University was never a chartered Young Americans for Freedom chapter, and used our name without authorization.”

YAF stands for promoting free speech and open discussion, while leftist takeover at CLC only promotes ideologies of their own. Should it really be the students job to call out their teachers?

Please share this so we can spread the word of the intolerance going on here at College of Lake County. Thank you to everyone who supports us. We may be young, but we are fearless fighters for freedom!

Update: Thank you all so much for the support! We are working it on with the school.

https://www.facebook.com/youngamericasfoundation/posts/10157034030667408

Michael Knowles
10/24/2019

Michael Knowles

These UF YAF chapter has some curious advertising strategies... @ University of Florida

YAF's unrivaled campus lecture program will bring conservative voices to four campuses across the country tonight. #Upgr...
10/10/2019

YAF's unrivaled campus lecture program will bring conservative voices to four campuses across the country tonight. #UpgradeToYAF

The YAF chapter at College of Lake County is hosting a conservative women’s panel today, showcasing to their peers what ...
10/09/2019

The YAF chapter at College of Lake County is hosting a conservative women’s panel today, showcasing to their peers what it means to be a female conservative. #YAFOnCampus

ICYMI: Intolerant leftist students hurled expletives and disrupted Michael Knowles' lecture at The George Washington Uni...
10/05/2019
Leftist Students Protest and Disrupt Michael Knowles’ Speech in Defense of George Washington | Young America's Foundation

ICYMI: Intolerant leftist students hurled expletives and disrupted Michael Knowles' lecture at The George Washington University, where he gave a robust defense of the colonial mascot. https://www.yaf.org/news/leftist-students-protest-and-disrupt-michael-knowles-speech-in-defense-of-george-washington/

It seems the kids aren’t alright at The George Washington University. Last ...

The College of Lake County YAF chapter hosted a standing room only immigration debate today! Civil discourse and intelle...
09/16/2019

The College of Lake County YAF chapter hosted a standing room only immigration debate today! Civil discourse and intellectual debate is alive and well on this campus thanks to the YAFers.

Young Americans for Freedom at Kennesaw State University
09/10/2019

Young Americans for Freedom at Kennesaw State University

This is for those who cannot speak anymore, because they were murdered on 9/11/2001. We will speak for them. We will expose the truth of radical Islamic terrorism. We will fight for freedom, here and abroad. We challenge you to join us & together we will #NeverForget. 🇺🇸



#911NeverForget #yaf #yafoncampus #yaf #neverforget #September112001 #activism #rememberthefallen #firstresponders @ Kennesaw State University Campus Green

YAF UNCC
09/10/2019

YAF UNCC

HUGE Thank You to all of these amazing people for coming out tonight and helping set up our 9/11 memorial!! Then coming to our meeting and discussing the idea of privilege! Keep up the good work!! #yaf #911memorial #privilege

Corbin YAF is one of over 200 schools participating in this year's 9/11 Never Forget Project.
09/09/2019

Corbin YAF is one of over 200 schools participating in this year's 9/11 Never Forget Project.

Today, Corbin High School Young Americans for Freedom joined with hundreds of other schools across the nation in memorializing the tragic events of September 11 through the 9/11: Never Forget Project. Nearly three thousand American flags were placed today outside of CHS. Thank you to all those who helped!
#neverforgetproject #yafoncampus @ Corbin High School

YAFers nationwide have begun tabling to promote freedom and conservatism on their campuses!
08/28/2019

YAFers nationwide have begun tabling to promote freedom and conservatism on their campuses!

Happy Friday! YAFers at YAF Mississippi State are out in full force this semester fighting for freedom!
08/23/2019

Happy Friday! YAFers at YAF Mississippi State are out in full force this semester fighting for freedom!

University of Florida Young Americans for Freedom is double teaming it today, with the chapter tabling in 2 places at on...
08/22/2019

University of Florida Young Americans for Freedom is double teaming it today, with the chapter tabling in 2 places at one time to recruit and promote the Second Amendment!

Irish students who received pushback from Irish media and political leaders for attending YAF's NCSC have some choice wo...
08/20/2019
Conservatives Who Stand Together, Win Together | Young America's Foundation

Irish students who received pushback from Irish media and political leaders for attending YAF's NCSC have some choice words for their critics: "If those who oppose us wish to know what YAF actually taught us, they taught us to fight. So when the onslaught came, we conservatives did not break."

By: Sara Epstein, Daniel O’Dowd, Bryan O’Shea, Tatiana MacNamara, Teresa White, and ...

"Be proud to be a conservative. Stand up. You are in the most powerful position as a young person on a college campus. N...
08/15/2019

"Be proud to be a conservative. Stand up. You are in the most powerful position as a young person on a college campus. No one in Washington can change the culture quite like young people can." -Grant Strobl, National Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom on Fox & Friends. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6073208705001/#sp=show-clips

The hypocrisy of the Left 🙄
07/02/2019

The hypocrisy of the Left 🙄

The media continues to pander to the Left #JussieSmollett #AndyNgo #Bias

Young America's Foundation
07/01/2019

Young America's Foundation

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