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Young Americans for Freedom

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
YAF
Purpose:
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.

As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principles. We accomplish our mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across the country.

In 2011, Young America's Foundation unified with Young Americans for Freedom, which serves as the Foundation's chapter affiliate on college and high school campuses across the country. Founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. and a group of young conservatives in 1961 at his home in Sharon, Connecticut, Young Americans for Freedom today promotes to youth the principles of limited government, individual freedom, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and traditional values, as outlined in the Sharon Statement. The chapters accomplish this by participating in a wide range of campus initiatives, such as the 9/11: Never Forget Project, Freedom Week, and the GPA Redistribution Contest, among others; and by hosting prominent conservative speakers.

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Meaghan Sall
Public Contact E-mail Address:
meaghansall@tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
8305158406

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts faculty/staff as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Fundraising Events:
Once per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Twice per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Three or more times per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Three or more times per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Three or more times per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Three or more times per semester
International Travel:
Never