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The founding purpose of education was to prepare our nation’s young people for self-government. Understanding our responsibilities, the way our government works and our role as engaged citizens of the United States of America is now more important than ever.

At the Joe Foss Institute (JFI), we understand the vital role educators play in the lives of our youth. Let us help you provide your students with an authentic civics education that will prepare them for their roles as the leaders of tomorrow. Our education programs aim to teach students about the very roots of our democracy: the U.S. Flag, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Utilizing our Veterans Inspiring Patriotism program, JFI offers educators the opportunity to bring in trained presenters, all Veterans, to speak with K-12th grade students across the country. Veterans offer “living history” by sharing their personal stories and delivering educational materials aligned to clear learning objectives.

Additionally, JFI’s “You Are America” Civics Series provides teachers with free, active learning resources, such as educational videos and corresponding lesson plans that meet state and national standards.

To date, we have distributed FREE 33,747 U.S. flags and copies of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence to classrooms nationwide, and have given teachers the lesson plans they need to successfully educate more than 1.5 million students. We would be honored to work with you. Want to learn more? Check out programs page now, or SIGN UP TODAY!