The winners of our 2012 "Adopt-A-Vet" Essay Scholarship are: First Place - Alexandria Heredia, Rhode Island Second Place - Alexanderia Peavy, North Carolina Third Place - Jackie Yang, Florida The winning essay will be posted soon on our Web site, so stay tuned. Congratulations! Visit our Scholarship Web page to see current scholarship opportunities.
As of November 12, JFI Veteran presenters have spoken to more than 1 million students nationwide about patriotism, public service and the importance of being active and responsible citizens since the organization's founding in 2001. To mark the accomplishment, a celebration was held at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. "This is a very [...]
November 15, 2012 - The Joe Foss Institute and Bill of Rights Institute are co-sponsoring a teacher seminar titled "Being An American: Defending and Appreciating Freedom." The event is being held in Bozeman, Montana, with the generous support of Montana State University. This professional development opportunity is free to teachers. Attendees earn six continuing education [...]
On November 11, we will pause to honor the men and women that have defended our great nation. Veterans Day is a perfect time to teach students about the history of the day and to provide opportunities for them to thank Veterans for the sacrifices they have made to maintain our country's freedoms. The United [...]
JFI Veteran presenter, Command Master Sergeant (ret.), Craig Bergman recently went the extra mile, actually more than 250 miles, to make a Veterans Inspiring Program (VIP) presentation happen. Bergman drove from Tucson, Arizona, to Apache Elementary School in Douglas, Arizona, to speak with the kids. He brought some of his flight gear along for the [...]
JFI is happy to announce the award of a $25,000 grant from Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) for our Veterans Inspiring Patriotism (VIP) program. SCC is a non-profit that provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Their mission is to care for children in educational, financial, [...]
Our nation is experiencing a "civics crisis," as civics education has increasingly been treated as an afterthought in many schools. A new report released by CIRCLE, a non-profit that conducts research on civic education in schools, has some alarming findings. Among them: Only nine states require that high school students pass a social studies test [...]