Young Voices cultivates the next generation of independent 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.
Founded by Students For Liberty in 2013, Young Voices now operates independently as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the District of Columbia. Over the years, our writers (whom we call “Advocates”) have been published and interviewed in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Le Monde, and many other notable publications. Our alumni work in full-positions at respected institutions like the American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation for Government Accountability, The Washington Examiner, Reason Foundation, and the United States Senate (Rand Paul, R-KY).
For Young Professionals
Young Voices’ premier project is our Advocate program, providing pro bono op-ed editing and placement services to talented young writers knowledgable in the classical liberal tradition. If you are an aspiring writer interested in building your brand and expertise in writing and commentary, you can apply to become an Advocate below. Your acceptance into the program will open doors to a network of media outlets, fellow writers, and alumni around the world.
For Current Students
In the fall of 2016, Young Voices launched a new program expanding our op-ed editing services to current college students in the United States. Dubbed the Campus Pundit Program, Young Voices rewards students with $50 for successfully placing articles in their campus newspaper advocating for free speech and transparency. We use this program as a way to identify new talent to promote the ideas of liberty in an academic environment that is too often hostile to them.
For Teachers and Program Facilitators
Young Voices’ staff has delivered writing presentations to dozens of youth audiences, including NASA’s Diva Design School, George Mason University’s Washington Journalism & Media Conference, the Charles Koch Institute’s Koch Associate Program, America’s Future Foundation’s Writing Fellowship Program, and at the International Students For Liberty Conference. Please contact us if you are looking to train your students, interns, or conference attendees on the nuts and bolts of writing.
“Young Voices provides an invaluable service to young journalists and policy analysts. The media arms at most organizations have their hands full promoting their senior writers, which leaves them with little time to push out young professionals’ work. The staff at Young Voices helped me place op-eds, book radio shows, and make connections with editors. I cannot recommend this program highly enough.”
— Jared Meyer, Manhattan Institute Fellow and Young Voices Advocate. Jared is the co-author of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young, and was recognized by Forbes in their 2016 list of 30 Under 30: Law and Policy
Looking for a story? Want to book an Advocate? Have a question about our programs? General inquires should be directed to [email protected].