San Diego Chapter

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

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Our Mission

Our 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.

Now 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 founded.

The 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.