All posts by Casey Given

Announcing Young Voices’ New Board President

I am thrilled to announce that Young Voices has elected a new President of our Board of Directors, Jared Meyer. As an alumnus of our program, Jared knows Young Voices inside and out. He serves as a senior fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, where he researches the economic effects that various government regulations have on labor markets. Check out his biography:

Jared is the coauthor of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young and the author of How Progressive Cities Fight Innovation and Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy. Jared’s research has been published in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Post, and National Review. He has appeared on many radio and  television shows, including the BBC World Service, ABC, Fox News, and NPR. Meyer is also a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy.

Prior to joining FGA, Meyer was a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He has also worked as a research assistant for the political philosopher Douglas Rasmussen. Meyer received a B.S. in finance and a minor in the philosophy of law from St. John’s University in New York City.

During his tenure as an Advocate from 2013-2014, Young Voices booked Jared’s first radio appearances and scheduled him to speak at several of Students For Liberty’s Regional Conferences. Jared has this to say about this appointment:

“Young Voices offers aspiring writers and researchers the crucial opportunity to get their first publications and media hits. It has been exciting to watch so many talented individuals grow their careers by utilizing Young Voices’ resources. As the organization continues to adapt to better serve Advocates, we will see more voices for liberty across a wide variety of media platforms.”

I’m excited to work with Jared in the coming months, mapping out Young Voices’ future spreading the message of liberty far and wide with our growing network of millennial writers.

Happy Birthday to Us

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:

  • Accepting new writers to our roster of Advocates. Applications are now open!
  • 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.

Applications Now Open for Young Voices’ Advocate Program

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 including The Daily Beast, Fox Business, The Guardian, Newsweek, SiriusXMand 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!