Today my school, Ivy Tech Community College at South Bend, had a club fair in which I set up a table to try and draw some student interest in YAL. I had no idea what to expect. This is the first time I’ve ever been in a school club, let alone start one. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous. However, as students started to pour in, I loosened up a bit and from there things ran quite smoothly.
The director of student life informed us that there were approximately 150 students that came through the fair. I thought I would be lucky to walk away with 5 sign ups, but I exceeded 30 by the time the fair was over. I’m not shocked that people we’re interested in YAL and the liberty movement. However, I was just concerned how I would do in presenting YAL to them.
It’s very reassuring to know that there are so many people out there who share my same beliefs. Most of them didn’t even know about libertarian organizations, and the beliefs that stem from them. You don’t need to have an outgoing personality to attract people to YAL (although it helps) — you just need to approach people and explain what we’re all about.
Day one of YAL was definitely a success!Published in