Bay State, MA Volunteer Chapter
In interim, Marisa Di Pietro
The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge educates students and teachers about the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, inspiring them to preserve and advance our freedoms.
The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge envisions an America where the rising generation loves their country and understands, values, and defends its founding ideals.
Who We Are
WWII Veteran and East Boston District Court Judge Joseph Ferrino founded the Bay State Chapter in 1981. He believed in helping young people understand the importance of civic engagement. Since then, the chapter has sponsored hundreds of students who have attended Freedoms Foundation’s education programs. Today the chapter honors his legacy by supporting students and honoring those in the Boston area who exemplify civic responsibility.
Thousands of students from across the country have obtained a greater understanding and appreciation of American history and civic responsibility through Freedoms Foundation’s Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program.
Learn about democracy, the judiciary, the political process, founding documents, and the free enterprise system through innovative workshops and historical site visits that allow you to encounter our nation’s past, present and future. During your residential stay, you will also build leadership skills, engage in civil discourse, and identify how you can positively impact your community.
Expand your teaching repertoire with fresh, new resources and obtain direct access to prominent American history scholars and thinkers. Experienced by 14,000+ educators worldwide over five decades, Freedoms Foundation’s accredited seminars and history workshops provide compelling discussions and immersive site visits. These dynamic in-person seminars underscore the relevance of our Constitution and American history for your students.
Energize your students’ discovery and preservation of their freedoms through your own renewed sense of civic purpose.
All applicants are eligible for full scholarships once accepted.
More Events Coming Soon!
Seminar acceptances will begin on January 1, 2023.
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About Our Events
Nearly 14,000 educators, librarians, resource and special education teachers from around the world have participated in our accredited programs with nationally recognized scholars who provide engaging, entertaining and interactive lectures.
Check out Justin Chamberlain League Seminars to learn more about our teacher seminars.
Annually, the Freedoms Foundation and its Volunteer Chapters recognize exemplary civic achievements through its National Awards Program. Guided by an independent panel of expert jurists, the National Awards Program honors the exceptional efforts of individuals, organizations, and schools that promote or personify the ideals of responsible citizenship.
If you want to make a difference in the Greater Boston community, become a member of the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. For nearly 50 years, our chapter, as part of Freedoms Foundation’s nationwide network of volunteer chapters, has brought the message of engaged citizenship and leadership to hundreds of thousands of Americans, students, teachers, and ordinary citizens. We encourage you to join us to help promote the ideals of our national heritage.
Bay State, MA Chapter
Bay State, MA Donations
Supporting America’s first principles of freedom is essential to ensure future generations understand and cherish the blessings of liberty. With your donation, the Bay State Chapter will reach even more young people from the area with the truth of America’s unique past, its promising future, and the liberty for which it stands. Help us prepare the next generation of leaders.
Please send all donations made out to:
The Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation
137 Bowdoin Street
Winthrop, MA 02152