Some of the biggest barriers to freedom among American millennials are popular culture and higher education, both of which are dominated by statist thought and a general understanding that government is the solution. In addition, Congress has saddled young people with a Berlin Wall of debt and unsustainable entitlement programs, but America's Future Foundation (AFF) stands next to that wall calling for it to be torn down so young people can have a more sustainable and prosperous future.
AFF's vision is to create life-long effective and engaged advocates for free markets and liberty by identifying and developing young professionals in Washington, D.C. and 12 cities nationwide. Young people have unique opportunities at AFF to grow in their speaking, writing, organizing programs, networking, and other skills that help them articulate the ideas of liberty.
In cities nationwide, AFF chapters are advancing liberty by partnering with like-minded groups such as think tanks to bring their ideas to the young professional demographic at fun, accessible events. AFF often brings Atlas Network scholars to speak including Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Brad Lips, and Casey Lartigue. Lartique recently spoke to a large crowd in Chicago during a partnered event with Atlas Network and Illinois Policy Institute. Together, we are tackling that Berlin Wall and providing the alternative option of free market ideas for young people nationwide.