Chapter President

Dr. Joseph Meux
610-933-8825

Our Mission

The Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Chapter was formally chartered on September 8, 1978, and focuses primarily on sending students to the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program. Thanks to the generosity of the Jesse Ball du Pont Fund, the chapter sponsors students from the Jacksonville area to Valley Forge each year for an immersive civics program.

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 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.

The Jacksonville Chapter sponsors students to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program. If you or a student you know is interested in applying for the 2023 Spring program, please contact the chapter at cboone@jdmellberg.com.

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 Jacksonville community, become a member of the Jacksonville 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. If you are interested in becoming part of the Jacksonville Chapter please email info@ffvf.org.

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Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville 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. Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

Donations can sent to the Jacksonville Chapter
c/o Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Chapter Relations Office
PO Box 67
Valley Forge, PA 19481-0067