Beginning this March, YAL will post a weekly strategy tip to help your YAL chapter more effectively spread the liberty message on your campus. These tips will range from practical advice for executing successful events or encouraging more disciplined leadership skills to philosophical pieces to help you better spread the philosophy of liberty.
We'd love to get feedback from from you about the helpfulness of these tips, especially from chapter leaders with anecdotal evidence supporting similar or alternative techniques that may benefit the national YAL chapter network. Please send any correspondence to Josh Jackson, Southeastern Regional Director, at josh[dot]jackson[at]yaliberty[dot]org.
Be “Forward Thinking”
Diving head-first into chapter activism can be risky business. Sometimes you only get one chance before your efforts leave a permanent impression on your student body. To make the most of our passion to promote the ideas of liberty on our campuses, we must be “forward thinking” or “strategic” in how we communicate with people unfamiliar to our ideas and with those who may already hold negative associations with the principles that we advocate.
Effective leaders within a YAL chapter should always be conscious of how the group will be presented at large, especially when recruiting new members and when interfacing with the student body. Specifically, the chapter’s leadership should be demonstrating to the other members how to represent YAL in an appropriate, accessible, and effective manner.