Throughout our four-year history, Young Voices has accepted applicants to our Advocate Program on a rolling basis. While this has provided us with a steady pipeline of new talent, we want to make sure that each one of our writers is given the special attention needed to succeed as a rockstar communicator for liberty.
That’s why, moving forward, Young Voices will only be accepting new Advocates on a biannual basis. So, if you know a writer under 30 looking to jumpstart his or her career in liberty, please pass along this unique opportunity.
Applications for Young Voices’ fall 2017 Advocate class are now open for a limited time. Prospective Advocates should apply before September 8 for the chance to join the liberty movement’s premier collection of rising thought leaders.
Over the last twelve months, Young Voices incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, expanded our staff from two to four, more than doubled our average monthly article placements, and has ambitious plans for growth with radio and TV moving forward. We’re proud to present to you our first Annual Report, detailing our programatic successes over the past year.
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.
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.
For more information and to apply, visit youngvoicesadvocates.com/campuspundit.
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.