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mission is to educate and inspire an awareness of the principles upon
which the United States was founded and the responsibilities of citizens
in free society. In particular to inspire young Americans to become informed,
responsible and active citizens in the social, political and economic
life of our nation, states and communities.
more than ever, creating an informed and involved citizenry is one of
the greatest challenges facing our democracy. There is an urgent need
for our youth - the leaders of tomorrow - to embrace the values and practices
essential to responsible citizenship in a free society, beginning with
a solid understanding of the principals on which American government was
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, founded in 1949, celebrates the United
States Constitution and Bill of Rights and their relevance in our daily
lives. Our goal is to educate and inspire students and their teachers
with the words, meaning and emotion that these founding documents convey,
utilizing interactive programs that explore our history and debates that
focus on Constitutional concepts in this changing world.
Each year, our San Diego chapter sends more than 20 students back to our historic Valley Forge campus and Washington, D.C. to learn about America. At the Foundation students are immersed in a living history educational experience that engages them in topics critical to the future of freedom, ranging from constitutional rights to the private enterprise system.