Chapter President

Jerry Orton
315-488-4076

Our Mission

The Central New York 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.

Our Vision

The Central New York 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

The Central New York Chapter serves the greater Syracuse community. Founded the 1980’s, the Central New York chapter’s focuses primarily on the sponsorship and recruitment efforts to bring students and teachers to the education program held at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. They also run community events in support of local veterans.

Students

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.

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.

Teachers

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.

Upcoming Events

Birds eye view Valley Forge in the fall.

Annual Chapter & Partner Conference

  • October 6-8
  • Virtual
National Event
Awards with mini American Flags on them

Chapter Awards

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. 

Get Involved

If you want to make a difference in the Syracuse area community, become a member of the Central New York 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.

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Central New York, NY 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 Central New York 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 Central New York Chapter of Freedoms Foundation
213 Dixon Drive
Syracuse, NY 13129