If you were educated in an American public school sometime in the last century, then you’ve probably heard about a man by the name of Andrew Carnegie. If you don’t quite remember, Carnegie was a man who was born into poverty, but through hard work and ambition created the US Steel Corporation and became one of the wealthiest men of his time. He went from rags to riches!
You’ve probably also heard your teachers and professors mention how Carnegie was a robber baron. That is, he “exploited” and “took advantage” of his competition by working harder than them. Excuse me, professors, but I think that is called being successful in the free market.
On that note, how can your very own YAL chapter become successful in the free market of campus ideas? You and your fellow members just need to work hard, set aside a little bit of time, use some creativity, and be professional!
First, make something that explains the purpose of YAL in a creative and professional way!
Our chapter at Collin College decided to create a sandwich board! The entire project cost us no more than $20 for the boards, ribbons, and printouts. I recommend using an official YAL poster, as well as a funny, college appropriate meme about government. Maybe something like this!
Remember it’s not a question of whether or not it’s possible to make your YAL chapter successful, it’s a question of whether or not you will make the choice to just do it.Published in