Fresh Faces: Attracting Youth to Humanism
Mar 13, 2008
from 12:30 AM to 02:00 AM
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A recent study found that people under-30 are strikingly more critical of religion today than they were a decade ago. So how can we attract more young Humanists? Maggie Ardiente explains why it is critical to support the effort of freethinking youth to promote a rational alternative to myths and “beliefs” on school campuses and offers advice on increasing youth involvement in the Humanist movement.
Maggie Ardiente is the development manager at the American Humanist Association (AHA), where she coordinates the AHA’s fundraising programs. Maggie also serves as editor of the AHA’s membership newsletter, Free Mind and a writer for the AHA’s blog, Rant and Reason. She graduated cum laude from James Madison University (JMU) with a B.S. in sociology and second major in religion. She was an editorial intern for the Humanist magazine, former vice-president of her campus Freethought group, the JMU Freethinkers, and served on the Board of Directors of the Secular Student Alliance.