Young Voices cultivates the next generation of pro-liberty thought leaders in policy, journalism, and academia. We do so by providing rigorous writing training, editing, and media placement services for students and young professionals around the world free of charge.
Our advocates have appeared across print media, television and radio – MSNBC, Fox News, CNN International, Glenn Beck, Sky News, Fox 5 DC, WUSA 9 and much more. Apply to be an Advocate and jumpstart your career!
On this day in 2016, Young Voices officially incorporated as a nonprofit organization. Two years later, our programs have grown by leaps and bounds, and we’re more excited about the future than ever.
Here’s a few highlights from the past year:
We’ve published 393 op-eds — an average exceeding one per day.
We’ve placed 91 radio and TV interview hits — a major expansion of our broadcast outreach.
We’ve helped Advocates like John Dale Grover take the next step in his career: “I was hired as an assistant editor at The National Interest on the strength of my experiences, especially my articles and TV appearances through Young Voices. If it weren’t for the opportunities I’ve had as an Advocate, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
But, we’re just getting started! We’ve got exciting plans for the year ahead including:
Giving away an award with the Reason Foundation at FreedomFest to recognize an excellent libertarian writer under 30 — the Young Voices Award.
Honing our writers’ advocacy skills with the launch of issue-specific policy fellowships. Stay tuned for updates!
None of this would have been possible without the support of our donors and partners. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Together, we will make the next two years even bigger for our network of young writers for liberty.
I am excited to announce that applications to Young Voices’ Advocate Program for 2018 are now open. We will be considering candidates to add to our roster of pro-liberty writers under 30 from today until July 31st.
The Advocate Program is Young Voices’ premier project, providing op-ed editing and media placement services to talented young people knowledgeable in the classical liberal tradition. Our staff works as each Advocate’s personal communications team, editing and pitching their work for publication as well as TV/radio opportunities. Since 2013, our Advocates have been featured in many notable outlets includingThe Daily Beast, Fox Business, The Guardian, Newsweek, SiriusXM, and USA Today.
If you are a young professional looking to develop an expertise in policy and build your brand as a writer, I encourage you to apply today!
This week in VICE, Will Nardi delivered a critique of right wing campus organizations that are setting the movement back. There’s no doubt that life on campus can be tough for right of center students, but Nardi writes that students “hyped up by anti-left rhetoric and tantalized by whispers of job prospects in the conservative movement, then go back to campus forgetting that the real world isn’t a never-ending Trump rally.”
Will joins the podcast today to discuss the piece and his thinking about what is needed on campus to make the conservative movement strong and principled.
Ethan Greene is a Young Voices Advocate and writer on issues surrounding city planning. He recently penned 3 Lessons from Nashville in Strong Towns about how the city has gone about pursuing a light rail project.
Today Ethan joins the podcast to talk about market urbanism and how cities can avoid the roadblocks thrown up in Nashville to improving city transit & congestion.