Chapter President

Joyce Truett

Our Mission

The San Diego 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 San Diego 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

In 1967 a group of influential San Diego women submitted an application to the Freedoms Foundation to form a chapter. The charter was granted and became known as the “Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Women’s Division – San Diego County.” A few years later, due to the large military presence in the area, many military officers were added as advisors and became a permanent part of the membership.

The chapter originally met and held all their activities in the old USO building on the San Diego waterfront. Recently, meetings have been held at the corporate headquarters of Postal Annex or a board member’s home. They continue to work toward accomplishing their chapter goals and furthering Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s mission.


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.

The San Diego Chapter sponsors juniors to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership. Students are selected through an application process. Congratulations to these 15 students selected to attend the April 4-7, 2024, program with 3 days in Washington D.C.

Melissa Barrera Medina—Clairemont H.S.
Jacob Coleman—Madison H.S.
Diego Duenas—Southwest H.S.
Julia Farschon—Mission Bay H.S.
Katherine Foulks—Mission Bay H.S.
Alison Hernandez—Julian H.S.
Ryan Jackson—Madison H.S.
Joshua Kozak—Mission Bay H.S.
Vanessa Limon—Madison H.S.
BrehSyria Nodd—Madison H.S.
Byanca Oceguera—Mar Vista H.S.
Blanca Plascencia-Duarte—Southwest H.S.
Erika Preciado—Mar Vista H.S.
Iris Romero-Reyes—Mar Vista H.S.
Nuhamin Woldeyes—Mission Bay H.S.



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

Annual Day at the Races Recap

  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
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. 

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Get Involved

If you want to make a difference in the San Diego community, become a member of the San Diego 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 interested in learning more about membership in the San Diego Chapter contact Adele Lancaster, VP of Membership at

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San Diego, CA 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 San Diego Chapter will reach even more young people from the San Diego 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 San Diego Chapter of Freedoms Foundation
4717 Corte Mariposa
Bonita, CA 91902