FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25th, 2017
PragerFORCE, the student program and digital army of PragerU with high school and college members from around the world, recently hit a milestone. PragerFORCE surpassed 500 students in the group with hundreds of applications for membership coming in weekly. Since the start of 2017 there has been a nearly 200 percent growth in membership.
PragerFORCE consists of high school and college students on over 400 campuses around the world, including more than three dozen students from international countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil and Nigeria.
“The enthusiasm from students is remarkable. They’ve shown us how important and impactful PragerU videos are. Our PragerFORCE students help promote PragerU videos on social media, in campus club meetings and even in the classroom. We regularly work with other campus organizations to make sure they have the materials they need to win the argument and we love the grassroots connection we have to our team,” said Devon Mirsky, National Director of PragerFORCE. “With our continued growth we are seeing the reach of PragerU spread in an amazing way. The students that are joining our ranks are talented, dedicated and smart. They consistently bring us new ideas that are helping to make sure we are stronger and more effective. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for PragerFORCE.”
At the beginning of May a select number of students will be coming to Los Angeles for the second annual PragerFORCE Boot Camp, where they will not only get exclusive insight into the inner workings of PragerU, but also have the opportunity to brainstorm and work together on new ways to improve and grow the program.
PragerU’s CEO Marissa Streit said about PragerFORCE’s recent growth milestone: "PragerFORCE is a great example of our broader PragerU audience. The majority of our viewers are under the age of 35 so it made perfect sense for us to engage students who want to make a difference to reach out to their peers with our informative content.”
Many PragerFORCE members have the opportunity to attend exclusive PragerU events and have in-depth training as on-campus activists. This year one of PragerU’s partnerships is with Passages Israel, which will recruit 10 PragerFORCE members to go on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel.
“This movement is a success because of strong partnerships with organizations like Passages, Turning Point USA and others. We can’t wait to create more cohesive relationships with other like-minded organizations and engage our PragerFORCE students to promote liberty, freedom, and the values they will never be taught in a college classroom,” Streit said
Prager University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2011 by best-selling author, columnist and popular radio talk show host Dennis Prager. PragerU spreads conservative ideas and values through the power of social media via five-minute videos that present clear, concise, logical discussions of the issues facing Americans today. Backed by solid research and presented by credible, well-known conservative figures, PragerU videos are a powerful defense against the constant indoctrination of left-wing values that we see on campuses around the country. PragerU videos received a total of 250 million views in 2016. (https://www.prageru.com/)
MEDIA CONTACT: ELISHA KRAUSS, OUTREACH DIRECTOR, PRAGERU EMAIL: [email protected]