Conduct educational activities, provide conservative leadership, and assist students in their efforts to understand and promote conservatism on campus and in the surrounding community.
The YAF Chapter at Patrick Henry College
Founded in March 2020, the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chapter at Patrick Henry College seeks to advance conservative principles and be a voice for freedom on PHC's campus. To achieve this mission, members conduct educational activities, provide conservative leadership, and assist students in their efforts to understand and promote conservatism on campus and in the surrounding community. The Chapter is open to all full and part-time students, regardless of major, and was founded by its current Chair, Samuel Bock.
What is Young Americans for Freedom?
Originally founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in September 1960, YAF is an ideologically conservative youth activism organization based on conservative principles, notably limited government, individual freedom, traditional values, a strong national defense, and free enterprise. It is a 501 non-profit organization, the chapter affiliate of Young America's Foundation, and has been deeply influential throughout contemporary American history, including in 1980 when it supported Ronald Reagan—who had joined the group’s National Advisory Board in 1962—in his successful campaign to become president of the United States.
As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to conservative principles, accomplishing its mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across the country.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
– Ronald Reagan
How to Get Involved
If you're interested in becoming a member of PHC's Young Americans for Freedom Chapter, please contact Samuel Bock at firstname.lastname@example.org.