Youth Advocacy

"The future doesn't belong to the faint-hearted. It belongs to the brave." ~ Ronald Reagan

With groups like Students For Liberty, Young Americans for Liberty, and FEE, there is no shortage of young people ready to make a difference. 

The challenge we face as a business community is to inspire the next generation of liberty-minded entrepreneurs around the globe. 

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Learn more about our strategic partner, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)...

Our tips for youth advocacy:

Lead by example: Young people are incredibly perceptive, and your example does more than you can ever imagine.

Become a mentor: One person at a time, business leaders can inspire the next generation.

Stay positive: Young professionals are ready to change the world, encourage them to do so.

Be patient, very patient: Churchill famously observed, "Anyone who was not a liberal at 20 years of age had no heart, while anyone who was still a liberal at 40 had no head." It may take you years to turn a young liberal into a principled business leader.

Encourage Future Entreprenuers

Invest in the future ... one life at a time

Become a Bastiat Society Mentor

Our mentorship program pairs promising young professionals and business school students with dynamic business leaders - like yourself! 

The program is designed to enhance leadership and communication skills, discuss the morality of capitalism, and explore the role entrepreneurs play in a free society.

Find out more >

Organize an Acton Children's Business Fair

The Acton Children’s Business Fair is a free outreach program offered to entrepreneurial families by the growing network of Acton Academy schools and the Acton MBA program.

Interested in launching an Acton Children’s Business Fair in your neighborhood? Fill out a short quiz and we'll show you how it works. 

Learn how >

Host a Praxis Participant

Praxis takes courageous, entrepreneurial young people and places them at dynamic companies where they add real, substantive value as full-fledged employees. They work with you and your company for 10 months at 30 hours per week while completing a world-class, interdisciplinary curriculum.

These mold-breakers aren't looking just to get coffee and make copies -- they're looking to learn the ropes of the free market from entrepreneurs like yourself!

Learn more >

Be a BIG Brother or BIG Sister

You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Think you want to be a Big Brother?  Learn more >
Think you want to be a Big Sister?  Learn more >

Become a Scout Leader

The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America rely on dedicated volunteers to promote their missions of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, millions of adults provide leadership and mentoring to the various scout projects.

Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America remain the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.

Volunteer with the Boy Scouts > 

Volunteer with the Girl Scouts >

Support Youth-Focused Groups

Millions of students are already involved, and you can help

FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical and legal principles of a free society. 

For young minds interested in an introduction to free market economics and its foundations in the broader philosophy of individual liberty, FEE is the best source for inspiring content, programs and community.

At FEE, young people—and educators who work with them—will find an exciting and optimistic introduction to the Austrian and classical liberal traditions in free market economics as well as opportunities to connect with other young people and free-market organizations around the world.

FEE is a strategic partner of the Bastiat Society, and we encourage our members to help students (14-26 yrs old) attend FEE seminars.

Learn more > 

As principled wealth creators with an entrepreneurial outlook, you understand the importance of looking to the future. Students For Liberty is building that future by preparing students to be life-long advocates for freedom. United by a desire for a more peaceful and prosperous world, their global network draws on the teachings of classical liberal thinkers to promote social change.

Your support helps them educate young people on the virtues of the free market, publish original works like "The Morality of Capitalism" and foster entrepreneurship in the next generation. 

Learn more >

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses. With more than 600 YAL chapters and 204,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle.

Learn more >

Find a chapter near you >

Do Your Homework

Must-read books for business advocacy

The Law
by Frederic Bastiat

Print Edition

Online and Kindle

Economics in One Lesson
by Henry Hazlitt

Print Edition

Online and Audio

Excuse me, Professor
by Lawrence W. Reed

Buy from Amazon

Why Not Capitalism?
by Jason Brennan

Buy from Amazon

Why Liberty
edited by Tom G. Palmer

Buy Online

Buy 100 Pack ($39.99)

Read Online

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