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Young America’s Foundation
Daofeng and Angela Foundation is a leading donor of certain YAF’s innovation projects. An impact report will be released when all the projects are completed.
About Young America’s Foundation
Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.
As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principles by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across the country.
Young America’s Foundation has a deep relationship with President Reagan. The foundation stepped forward to save President Reagan’s Western White House, Rancho del Cielo, in the spring of 1998 to preserve it as a living monument to Ronald Reagan to pass on his ideas to future generations. President Reagan committed himself to reach young people with his ideas—a goal that is also central to the Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation has several important centers and departments, including Rancho Del Cielo, The Reagan Ranch Center, Reagan’s Boyhood Home, the National Journalism Center, Young Americans for Freedom, and Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, etc.
In the fiscal year 2019, Young America’s Foundation spent $21,746,736 on educational programs. That accounted for 83% of YAF’s total operating expenses. It is through YAF programs – National conferences and seminars for high school and college students, the largest conservative campus lecture program in the country, Young Americans for Freedom chapters, National Journalism Center internships, and the Reagan Ranch project – that thousands of young people are inspired to become involved in the Conservative Movement.
About “Educating and Training Tomorrow’s Leader” Project
The full name of the project is “Educating and Training Tomorrow’s Leaders: Reaching the Next Generation with Pro-Freedom Ideas”.
YAF brings students at school together to advocate for individual freedom, free enterprise, a strong national defense, and traditional American values by getting them involved with Young Americans for Freedom to start a chapter. Currently, YAF has 446 chapters, including 213 colleges and 228 high schools. The chapters participate in a wide range of campus initiatives, such as the 9/11: Never Forget Project, Freedom Week, and the GPA Redistribution Contest, among others; and by hosting prominent conservative speakers. YAF provides various support to chapter leaders.
In 2021, the new president of Young America’s Foundation, Governor Scott Walker launched The Long Game, a campaign to impact America’s youth. The ambitious goal includes many future plans related to expanding YAF programing to younger generations. The “Educating and Training Tomorrow’s Leader” Project is designed align with The Long Game.
The Project includes 6 modules targeting at students of middle school, college, and high school.
Daofeng and Angela Foundation (DAF) is willing to support YAF because DAF sees the widespread problem of “political correctness” in the education system of American colleges and high schools. In the United States of free speech, the voice of conservatism cannot be expressed freely on campus. DAF believes that this is an educational emergency on the modern universal public value that needs to be improved urgently. Moreover, Bedrock Foundation will follow the principle of joint funding and participate in the investment in this project as a strategic partner of DAF.
In addition to supporting YAF’s existing mature activities, Daofeng and Angela Foundation pays particular attention to innovative initiatives, such as Geotargeting Research. The research, based on geo-targeted digital marketing techniques and YAF’s activities at colleges across the country, will summarize findings into a report. This digital geotargeting would be expanded to areas where a lot of middle school located, thereby extending YAF’s work to new audiences at the middle school level, and meanwhile in addition to recruiting more high school and college students.
Image Courtesy of Young America’s Foundation (below).
On December 16, 2021, the Daofeng and Angela Foundation, Bedrock Foundation and Young America’s Foundation held a signing ceremony at YAF’s headquarters in Virginia (See images below from volunteer photographer Mrs. Mengping Chen). Daofeng and Angela Foundation agrees to provide a grant in the total amount of US$ 471,450 to Young America’s Foundation to support the “Educating and Training Tomorrow’s Leader” Project.