JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF FREE EXPRESSION ADVOCATES
PEN America is committed to empowering a new generation of free expression advocates and building a youth advocacy network that can work together to facilitate positive change. We regularly invite students to support and engage in our national and international advocacy efforts, and actively seek ways to amplify and encourage students’ own free expression advocacy projects.
Get notified about Next Gen PEN America opportunities:
This four-week educational and training program certifies students as disinformation defense experts while teaching how to safely and productively navigate the free expression frontiers of the news media ecosystem.Learn More
PEN America’s Spring 2022 Free Expression Advocacy Institute is an intensive, online, eight-week, educational and training program where high school and college students can learn the theories, laws, histories, and methodologies behind free expression advocacy.Learn More
PEN America is offering a 14-week professional Free Expression Leadership Fellows Program for undergraduate and graduate students passionate about human rights, the written word, and free expression in the United States and worldwide.Learn More
Free Event In Person
On 10/12, PEN America travels to Augustana College for Symposium Day to deliver Keynote and Workshop on Civil Discourse.
PEN America and the Artists at Risk Connection “Let’s Say Gay! Picnic and Play” will celebrate LGBTQ+ literature and activism during Pride.
With artists taking risks to counter oppression, how can young people engage in advocacy and activism to support the right to artistic freedom?