Check out the exciting things we’ve been doing at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge this summer!

Campus Projects

We recently completed several campus projects thanks to the generosity of the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary! Watch the video below to hear from our board member and past National President of AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary, Marvell Ruppel, to learn more about the campus projects they have funded.

Summer Grad Programs

Throughout the summer, nearly 250 teachers across the United States visited our campus for one of our five-week-long teacher programs and one traveling workshop. We welcomed a plethora of special guests and speakers, including CherylAnne Amendola, Frederick Douglass descendant Kevin Douglass Greene, Dr. Joe Fornieri, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Mae Krier, and Stephanie Townrow. Our seminar topics included:

“Frederick Douglass: Legacy and Impact”

“Constitutional History”

“American Revolution South” (Traveling Workshop)

“Medal of Honor Legacy: Cold War”

“Women in American History”

“Abraham Lincoln and His America”

We’re already planning our 2024 topics and look forward to sharing those details soon!

Frederick Douglass, interpreted by Nathan M. Richardson, meets Frederick Douglass descendant Kevin Douglass Greene during the “Frederick Douglass: Legacy and Impact” teacher seminar.

Medal of Honor Recipient Brian Thacker greets teachers during the “Medal of Honor Legacy: Cold War” teacher seminar.

Service Learning in Public Policy

More than 60 high school students stayed at our campus while participating in our Service Learning in Public Policy (SLiPP) program. Throughout this intensive, week-long program, students gained new perspectives, refined their critical thinking skills, and amplified their actions and intentions as citizens as they crafted a public policy to address a real-world issue they identified with their peers. To further their understanding of the issues they sought to remedy, students entered their preferred field to obtain direct experience from sites, including WHYY, the Chester County Food Pantry, the PA Bar Association, and more. Students honed in on their presentation skills while working together to craft a “pitch” to a panel of judges.

Students pursuing the media track visited WHYY in Philadelphia during one of their site visits.

Students pursuing the public health policy track visited the Chester County Food Bank to aid volunteers.

Check Out Our New Freedoms Foundation Podcast

As you may know, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge has launched a podcast called George Washington Slept Here. This new podcast explores American history, civic education, and the idea of liberty through conversations with some of our favorite thinkers, writers, and leaders.

We need your help to make this podcast successful! Please like, subscribe, download, and share this podcast on your preferred streaming platform to help us reach more listeners like you.

Don’t Forget…

We are still accepting applications for our fall Spirit of America programs.

“It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.”

― George Washington

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