That’s the number of young people that Young Voices provided writing training to over the sixth months since our incorporation as a nonprofit organization. That’s more than one young writer per day.
As the end of the year approaches, I’d like to ask for your support helping hundreds more pro-liberty writers with a tax-deductible donation to Young Voices.
Each one of the 259 young writers we’ve helped has a story to tell. Here’s just one:
“Young Voices has genuinely changed my life. Working as an advocate and remote Editorial Assistant from the UK helped me acquire the skills and contacts necessary to launch myself into the American liberty movement. Their team has helped me get published in outlets where I would not have otherwise, honed my op-ed writing skills, and provided low-pressure media training through the Young Voices podcast. If you aspire to become a journalist, pundit, writer, radio host, or work in communications more generally, I’d massively encourage you to become a Young Voices Advocate!” —Daniel Pryor, Young Voices alumni and Media Relations Associate at Students For Liberty
There’s only four days left to support young pro-liberty writers like Daniel in 2016. Make your deductible donation to Young Voices now.
P.S. You can learn more about all the work Young Voices did in 2016 by reading our Midyear Memo.
This Giving Tuesday, I hope you’ll consider a contribution to Young Voices. The past six months have been a whirlwind of activity for our staff, working to keep a new organization afloat. What has encouraged us more than anything else is the quantity of people who have supported our operations, even in the smallest of amounts. Your contribution will empower the next generation of pro-liberty journalists and policy analysts, who we work with and are inspired by on a daily basis. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.
This fall, Young Voices worked with dozens of current college students in the U.S. to edit and publish op-eds defending free speech on campus. Here’s an excerpt from one of our favorite published articles for a taste of the type of work your contribution will support:
“The purpose of a university is to promote the exchange of ideas. As such, the goal of liberal higher education should be to expose individuals to a diversity of thought. This means students can expect to be frequently exposed to ideas that conflict with their own view of the world. It is only through this process in which our ideas and views are challenged that we can learn to develop those ideas and defend them in the arena of public discourse.” —Alex Stevens, “Defending the liberal approach to campus speech,” The Oakland Post