Some of our members may remember Alexander Smith, who was in charge of our Student Freedom Project in 2011 while he was attending the Washington State University.
Alex recently accepted a job as a police officer in Juneau, Alaska.
Here is a recent note from Alex:
"On Oct. 6, I was sworn in as a police officer at Juneau Police Department in Juneau Alaska. Many life experiences lead me to this new chapter in my life. The most notable experience was working for the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Wash. The skills I acquired working within the various communities in Washington state helped refine my passion for civic involvement and my understanding of law, which later prepared me for my new position as a police officer in Juneau."
I don't know about you, but I feel a lot safer with police officers who have spent time at the Freedom Foundation than if their only experience was big government indoctrination of our state-run universities.
The Freedom Foundation's influence runs deep in many different and unexpected ways.
Today, citizens are a little more free because of people like Alex who we have mentored.