Young Voices cultivates the next generation of pro-liberty thought leaders in policy, journalism, and academia. We do so by providing rigorous editorial training, mentorship and PR 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!
Young Voices is excited to welcome our summer interns! For nine weeks, these three young professionals will be assisting our staff from our Washington, DC office, working to take our Advocate Program to new heights. Learn more about each of them below.
Bradley Polumbo is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying economics and political science. On campus, Bradley is involved with free-speech advocacy and Second Amendment issues. He is a former editor and columnist for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the largest daily student newspaper in New England. His work has landed him in National Review, Fox News and on the Kirby Wilbur Radio Show. Bradley will be working with Young Voices’ Managing Editor Liz Wolfe this summer, editing articles and prospecting for publications to expand our organization’s media reach.
Scott Bledsoe grew up in Roanoke, Virginia and graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2017 with a double major in American studies and political science. He currently attends American University in Washington, DC, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in political communication. Prior to joining Young Voices Scott was a communications intern for the Democratic National Committee. He will be working with Public Relations Manager Stephen Kent this summer, managing Young Voices’ social media accounts and expanding our organization’s outreach to TV and radio outlets.
David Doerr is a senior at Hillsdale College pursuing a double major in political science and history. He hails from Bad Axe, Michigan and is the oldest to ten children. He will be working with Executive Director Casey Given this summer, researching prospective supporters, editing grants, and producing promotional materials related to Young Voices’ programs.
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.
Rachel Goldsmith is the Executive Director for the Free State Project, a coordinated effort to generate libertarian migration to New Hampshire. She joins the Young Voices podcast to talk about the organization’s mission, their annual PorcFest event this June, raising kids in the 21st century and free-range parenting.