Constitutional Amendment on Term Limits?

June 20th, 2013|

As part of the National Constitution Center's “Next 10 Amendments” debate series, we are asking if it’s time for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms served by members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. What do you think: Would Congress work better if its members weren’t always running for [...]

Joe Foss Institute Scholarship Deadline June 30, 2013

June 19th, 2013|

The end is nearing……for the Donna ‘didi’ Foss Scholarship Contest offered by the Joe Foss Institute.  If you are or if you know of a high school student looking for college money, this essay contest is for you.  The theme for this essay contest is “My Right to Vote,” and the deadline is June 30, [...]

Which Founding Father Are You?

June 17th, 2013|

With Father's Day just passed, let's celebrate our Founding Fathers.  Which Founding Father are you most like?  Find out here! http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=foundingFatherShort.cfm

Flag Day – June 14: What does our Flag mean to you?

June 10th, 2013|

With Flag Day celebrated this Friday, June 14, we wanted to share with you part of an essay by 4th grader Arianna Long-Hobbs from New York. “The flag reminds me of my great-grandfather who was in WWII and fought for this country.  I’m proud of him, and every time I sing the Star Spangled Banner, [...]

JFI Veteran Speaker Honored

June 7th, 2013|

JFI speaker John Cardozo and other WWII veterans were honored yesterday at the Arizona State Capitol to commemorate the 69th anniversary of D-Day.  This group of veterans were recently treated by a non-profit organization called Honor Flight, who send WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their memorial.  We would like to show our appreciation [...]

Operation Overlord – Remembering the 69th anniversary of D-Day.

June 6th, 2013|

On June 6, 1944, 156,000 troops launched a mass invasion of the beaches at Normandy, France.  Many of us are not old enough to remember that battle or war, but we are reminded to never forget the courage and heroism displayed during that battle and fight.  JFI thanks and honors those WWII Veterans, many of whom [...]

Think you know your Civic Education??

June 6th, 2013|

The Center for Civics Education has a convenient way to increase your knowledge with their “60-Second Civics” podcasts. Check back daily for a new, quick lesson on U.S. government and history. http://new.civiced.org/resources/multimedia/60-second-civics

And the JFI Scholarship Winners are….

June 3rd, 2013|

We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent essay scholarship contest. 1st Place - Andres Reyes, El Paso, Texas 2nd Place - LeAnne Costa, Laveen, AZ 3rd Place - Rachel King, West Chester, Ohio Thank you to everyone who entered and please continue to check our website for other scholarship opportunities.  The [...]