The SSA gave FtBlogger Kylie Sturgess an award last year for Best Individual Activist.  Kylie is one thousands of students supported by the Secular Student Alliance.  Now that she is with FtB, and in the wake of the boost to SSA’s popularity this morning, she has written a lovely post giving us some love right back.

I was the winner of the Best Individual Activist Award from the Secular Student Associationearlier in the year, and it is thanks to groups like this that there’s recognition and support for individuals and groups world-wide, for the promotion and awareness of secular causes and events.

It was only when I was writing my application for that award that I realised how committed and supportive I was of activism, and how much time I put into the ‘work’ that isn’t part of my work – having the SSA recognise and reward me for the effort was one of the most wonderful things that has happened this year and I know that they put in as much support for all the groups out there.

The numbers are clear: the 18-29 year-old demographic is where secularism is taking ground the most rapidly.  The SSA is training and supporting the leaders who will stand at the helm of every secular organization in the decades to come.  We are empowering high school students like Damon Fowler, Jessica Ahlquist, Duncan Henderson, and more.

We think every student leader has the potential to do something special for this movement, just like Kylie, and we want to put them in a place to make it happen.  It’s literally what we’re doing with our lives, and we couldn’t be any happier.

If you support us, stay tuned for an announcement later today, like our facebook page (doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, green, purple, just zip over and hit the ‘like’ button), help spread the word, and go upvote the article on reddit!

Stay in touch with the WWJTD blog and like JT Eberhard on Facebook:
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.