YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Fall 2012
  • Announcing the 2012 Choose Charity Winners!

    This year we set an ambitious goal to have over 50 chapters participate in Choose Charity — an opportunity for our chapters to practice our message of charity in the community.  YAL’s network rose to the challenge, and more than 60 chapters ultimately participated! Here at YAL National, we were blown away by how generous …

  • Choose Charity, Not Coercion!

    The propositions and policy prescriptions libertarians advance sometimes lead people to conclude that they believe people are (or should be) hermetically sealed islands, each one never a part of the main. Nothing could be further from the truth. Libertarianism, properly understood, is a political philosophy which tasks itself with the discovery and elucidation of the proper …

  • UC Irvine YAL Chooses Charity with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (Part 1) – Building, Climbing, and Camping

    On December 15th of 2012, as our Fall quarter came near toward winter break, the University of California-Irvine volunteered (voluntarily of course) with the Pacific Crest Trail Association and Forest Service.  Here in California, along with the Great State of Oregon and Washington, the Pacific Crest Trail is long distance trail of 2,663 miles stretching from the …

  • YAL @ Colorado State University Adopts a Family for Christmas.

    This year for part of our Choose Charity at Colorado State University, we decided to team up with a local church to adopt a family in need for Christmas. We partnered with Timberline Church here in Fort Collins and donated $100 to their Adopt a Family program, which allowed us to “adopt” a single mother …

  • STJ YAL Chooses Charity at the Ronald McDonald House

    As the fall semester came to a close, the St. John’s University-New York chapter decided to plan a Choose Charity day as our first official event. We choose the Ronald McDonald House of Manhattan to volunteer for a day.  The Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families with sick kids to stay when they …

  • Chapter House Cleaning: Or How I Spent My Fall Semester

    So you’re home enjoying your winter break, your family, and you might be wondering what you can do for your YAL chapter.  Well, if you are not, you certainly should be! Why not write your own report of how your chapter did? This year our University of Kansas chapter created a Club Historian position in …

  • Florida International University Chooses Charity: Project Downtown

    Above, students clean empty boxes after the meal. After a whole semester of tabling and politicking about the flaws of government and the virtues of voluntary action, we decided to join in on Choose Charity and voluntarily give back to our community. Despite attempting to commit to a few charities that eventually fell through, we …

  • Choose Charity at the University of Utah

    YAL at the University of Utah had a great experience with Choose Charity this fall. As a team, we decided to bring Thanksgiving dinner to a family that wouldn’t otherwise have it this year. Working with local non-profit Good in the Hood, we identified a family in need. Our group members tabled for donations, and …

  • Flyers Choosing Charity to close out 2012

    On December 4-6 the University of Dayton Young Americans for Liberty held an event to celebrate the kindness of the individual over the perceived kindness of the state. UD YAL partnered with a local charity, Shoes for the Shoeless, raising $107.40 to go toward buying new shoes for those who cannot afford them. The generosity …

  • Young Americans for Liberty @ El Camino College Fundraise and Volunteer for Local Charity

    For our Choose Charity event, Young Americans for Liberty @ El Camino College focused on fundraising for a local charity for four days on campus during the last week of November, as well as volunteering at a charity off-campus. We selected Loaves and Fishes, a private charity in Torrance that holds a monthly banquet serving hot …