Young Americas 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.


Who we are

ACU Young Americans for Freedom chapter is the local chapter of YAF, a national conservative youth outreach organization that promotes individual freedom, traditional values, a strong national defense, the second amendment, and fiscal responsibility. We are a 501c non-profit organization and the chapter affiliate of Young America's Foundation. We do not support any specific candidates, and we are a place for all those who support these principles. 

The conservative activists who first organized themselves [through YAF] in the early 1960s were the force behind the rise of Barry Goldwater, the election of Ronald Reagan as Governor of California, the takeover of the Republican Party from the liberal wing that controlled it for decades, the election of Ronald Reagan as president, and the reversion of Congress to Republican control for the first time in 40 years.
— Karl Zinsmeister

our Purpose

  • To promote social welfare and individual freedom.
  • To support the preservation and enhancement of individual freedom for all Americans.
  • To maintain and operate a chapter within the Abilene Christian University community.
  • To study any legislation from any governmental bodies or agencies that seek to affect social and economic problems of the individual.
  • To provide aid and information to students and such young adults throughout the nation to assist them in achieving and maintaining the ideological realization of the beliefs in the Sharon Statement.