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
Young Voices Announces Op-ed Program for Current Students
WASHINGTON, DC — College newspapers are hungry for opinion content. But, too often, libertarian students are too afraid to speak up. No more!
Young Voices is proud to announce our Campus Pundit Program. This fall, any current undergraduate or graduate student in the United States can be rewarded $50 for publishing a pro-liberty op-ed in his or her student newspaper.
Young Voices provides media outlets around the world with access to the best aspiring libertarian journalists and policy analysts under 30. By connecting pro-liberty students and young professionals with producers and journalists, we give the Millennial generation a voice for liberty and provide in-depth editorial training. Founded by Students For Liberty in 2013, Young Voices now operates independently as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Any student currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States can apply for Young Voices’ Campus Pundit Program at youngvoicesadvocates.com/campuspundit. If an applicant’s op-ed meets Young Voices’ quality standards, it will be copyedited by Young Voices’ team of professional editors in collaboration with its author.
After completion, the author will then be given instructions on how to pitch to his or her student newspaper. If accepted for publication, the author will be rewarded with a $50 commission from Young Voices. This opportunity is limit to one article per applicant.
Fred Roeder is a German health economist and intellectual entrepreneur. He currently serves as chief financial officer at Students For Liberty, a research fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute, and vice chair of the F.A. Hayek Society. Fred was one of the founder of Young Voices in 2013. He is involved in several startups in the travel and 3D-printing industries.
Nicole Kurokawa Neily is the president of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Prior to joining the Franklin Center, she was a senior vice president at Dezenhall Resources, a communications firm based in Washington, DC, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies and trade associations to help them counter threats from regulatory overreach, litigation, NGO attacks, and crony capitalism.
Casey Given is the executive director of Young Voices. Casey joined the project in 2014 as an editor and oversaw it as Students For Liberty’s former Director of Communications in 2015. A native of California, Casey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and got his start in political commentary as the opinion columnist for The Daily Californian.
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Introducing the new Young Voices
Greetings! You are receiving this email because you’ve either signed up for updates from Young Voices on our website or downloaded our e-book, A Future for Millennials. This is the first issue of Young Voices’ monthly newsletter.
Where to begin? There’s been so much happening in the world of Young Voices (YV) recently, it’s a struggle to sum it up in a few paragraphs. Since its founding in 2013, YV has operated as a department of Students For Liberty (SFL) aimed at empowering the next generation of libertarian writers. That changed last month, when SFL offered YV the opportunity to become an independent nonprofit with a little seed funding. Since then, we’ve been in a flurry of activity —tax filings, staffing hires, grant applications, and so much more.
The bottom line is that YV is now a certified nonprofit in the District of Columbia awaiting tax-exempt status from the IRS. That means that we’re legally operating as an independent nonprofit!
Best of all, we’ve been able to maintain our daily operations during the transition, editing and pitching our Advocates’ op-eds to media outlets. Learn more about our activities below, and stay tuned for additional updates next month.
New Podcast Episode
YV’s podcast lives another day! Click below to listen to an interview with yours truly going into more details about YV’s transition.