About | Young Voices

As a nonprofit public relations shop, Young Voices provides a range of services for students and young professionals. From formal trainings to one-on-one mentorship, we can help you or your pupils learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy in the internet age.

Young Voices’ premier project is our Advocate program, providing pro bono op-ed editing and placement services to talented young writers knowledgeable in the classical liberal tradition. After a rigorous application process, accepted Advocates gain access to Young Voices’ copyediting and public relations capabilities. Our staff works as each Advocate’s personal communications team, editing and pitching their work for op-ed publication and TV/radio opportunities.

Who we are

Young Voices’ mission is to cultivate the next generation of thought leaders for liberty in policy, journalism, and academia. We do so by providing writing training, editing, and media placement services to aspiring pundits under 30. Founded in 2013, our Advocates have been featured in The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fox, The Guardian, Newsweek, National Review, Playboy, Reason, SiriusXM, USA Today and many other notable publications.

Our alumni have received fellowships and full-positions with organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, Cato Institute, Foundation for Government Accountability, Manhattan Institute, Reason Foundation, and The Washington Examiner.

Who we’ve helped

Since our start in 2013, Young Voices has seen over 200 young writers go through our Advocate Program. Our list of alumni includes current editors, managers, and scholars at organizations like Brown University, the Foundation for Government Accountability, The Washington Examiner, Fox 5 DC, and the Reason Foundation. Below are a few quotes from Young Voices’ alumni describing the impact we’ve had on their career.

I was hired as an assistant editor at “The National interest” on the strength of my experiences. especially my articles and TV appearances through Young Voices. If it weren’t for doors Young Voices opened, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

John Dale Grover
Assistant Editor, The National Interest

In two years I went from being an obscure voice writing on a personal blog to a recognized voice regularly publishing on some of the most respectful outlets in my field. This was made possible by Young Voices. From the editorial guidance to the pitching and networking, being in Young Voices has been one of the most enriching experiences of my professional career.

Nolan Gray
City Planner, New York City

Being an Advocate for Young Voices helped to shape my talents and my confidence. Whether it was getting advice for public appearances or shaping idea for a piece YV was part of that process. They helped me to hone my craft and develop myself into a successful voice for the liberty movement.

Kaytee Moyer
Chief of Staff, Rep. Greg Rothman’s Office, PA House

Young Voices is a key resource for young journalists and policy professionals looking to make their voices heard. Writing well and building relationships with editors are invaluable career tools that employers rarely teach upfront. Young Voices can help young professionals cultivate these skills much faster. My relationship with YV helped me gain a wider audience for my policy work, build up a healthy list of bylines and ultimately become a columnist. Involvement in this program would be foolish for anyone to pass up.

Tyler Koteskey
Education Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation

Young Voices provides an invaluable service to young journalists and policy analysts. The media arms at most organizations have their hands full promoting their senior writers, which leaves the with little time to push out young professionals’ work. The staff at Young Voices helped me place op-eds, book radio shows, and make connections with editors. I cannot recommend this program highly enough.

Jared Meyer
Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Government Acountability

Young Voices was essential in kicksarting my journalism career. From developing my writing skills to the extra exposure, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of Young Voices.

Jason Russell
Contributors Editor, The Washington Examiner

Meet our Staff

Liz Wolfe Casey Given Stephen Kent