Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people the principles upon which our nation was founded. We hope to convey the close link between the rights and the responsibilities of citizens in society.

Through our education programs, collectively titled America's School for Citizenship Education, we teach Americans about America. Each year, some 3,000 students from all 50 states take part in Freedoms Foundation educational programs that include U.S. history, constitutional rights and citizens' responsibilities, core values, and the private enterprise system.

Nearly 300 elementary and secondary school educators participate in seminars and workshops on effective techniques for teaching citizenship-related topics in contemporary society.

A centerpiece in the Foundation's worldwide educational efforts is a "Bill of Responsibilities" developed in 1985 under the Foundation's sponsorship. More than three million copies of this document, designed as a corollary to the Bill of Rights, have been circulated throughout the world.

Freedoms Foundation was established after World War II by prominent business leaders to honor patriotism and good citizenship. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower served as chairman from the Foundation's founding in 1949 until his death in 1969.

Since then, the organization's educational and awards programs have reached more than 100,000 people from all walks of life. In addition to educating young Americans, the Foundation educates teachers and volunteers to go out into their communities and teach their fellow Americans what it means to be and American citizen--the rights and responsibilities of being an American.

Freedoms Foundation awards Americans who go above and beyond in their efforts to educate their communities about the values of good citizenship, either through teaching or by example. The Foundation has recognized several thousand dedicated individuals and organizations in its fifty six-year existence.

To teach, support, and foster the principles and obligations of Freedom
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


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