Student at Michigan University, Founding Chairman of YAF Chapter
Grant currently sits on the Young American’s for Freedom Board of Governors. As founding chairman of his University of Michigan Chapter, Grant and his team have been crusaders for intellectual diversity on campus. He held successful events including a debate between Bill Ayers and Dinesh D’Souza, and lectures by Ben Shapiro, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, Raheel Raza, Jonah Goldberg, Deroy Murdock and Ben Shapiro to name a few. Grant led the charge to reinstate the filming of American Sniper after attempts of censorship by university administration. He was also on Fox News to support the screening. Moreover, he challenged professor, Susan Douglas in the national spotlight on Fox News for her article on why “we should all hate Republicans.”
As chairman of his high school chapter, he successfully fought administration in order to bring CEO Steve Forbes to speak to an audience of 1300 students. He also pioneered “Respect ALL Women Month,” which was in the national spotlight after the principal blocked the project claiming that this project was somehow ‘vitriolic’. His efforts changed district policy, impacted thousands of students, and influenced the course of the school district.
Grant has been named one of the top conservative activists in the country according to YAF’s Club 100 for five years, and has topped that list for four of those years. His chapter was named, ‘Chapter of the Year’ in 2015, and Grant topped YAF’s list of “young conservative student activists who brought real change to this country in 2015.” Grant’s hometown honored his work in the conservative movement through a proclamation of “Grant Strobl Day.”
Grant has worked for several political campaigns. He interned for Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign in Michigan. He also interned for the Committee on House Administration. He is currently the youngest Republican congressional district committee member in the state of Michigan sitting on the 14th District Republican Congressional Committee.
Grant also writes for YAF’s blog the New Guard, and for Red Alert Politics. He has been quoted in several prominent publications including the Washington Times, USA Today, Fox News, the Detroit News, and the Detroit Free Press.
Grant is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan– Ann Arbor with majors in International Studies (Political Economy & Development) and Political Science with a minor in German. He is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2018.