June 2024: Volume 1, Issue 2

On May 27th, we celebrated Memorial Day. We honored and mourned the brave men and women who died while serving our great nation. They fought, and made the ultimate sacrifice, because they embraced what we all know: that America – it’s value and institutions – are worth fighting for. It’s incumbent on us to keep those values and institutions alive and strong for many generations to come.

The good news is that ideas like freedom and documents like the Constitution continue to resonate with students, otherwise known as future leaders. How do we know that? Because our scholarship program is exploding in popularity.

In only our second year, we have received four times as many applications than we did in either round last year. What do those applications mean? Students have now spent over 13,400 instruction hours learning about the beauty of the American Founding and the power of the U.S. Constitution.

Luckily, they’re learning that through our Constitutional Study Scholarship Program because far too many students aren’t learning basic civics in high school. According to the National Association of Education Progress’ 2022 Civics Assessment, only 20% of students are “proficient” in civics, and a paltry 2% are “advanced.” If that doesn’t change, how will our republic survive?

The tremendous growth in our Scholarship Program gives me great hope and optimism that we can turn this around.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Over the coming months, I’ll be interviewing scholarship recipients to capture what they’ve learned from the program, and how the scholarships are empowering them to be great citizens.

By the end of this year, FFROA will have awarded $200,000 in scholarships. These scholarships incentivize students to learn about this great country and help students afford the growing costs of continuing their education.

Help us educate young Americans about their freedoms so they understand freedom is not free. America is the greatest country in the world. To keep it that way, we need to educate the next generation of citizens and leaders.

Please consider investing in America’s future by making a tax-deductible gift to FFROA. Click here to donate today. Thank you.

Yours in Liberty,

Christine Altenberger
Executive Director

Knowledge of our rights are outlined in our Founding Documents, also known as the Charters of Freedom. They have secured the rights of the American people and considered instrumental to the founding of the United States. One student aptly summed up our program:

“It is up to us who value the work of the Founding Fathers to reinstitute the principles of the Constitution and Declaration in the way that the Fathers would have interpreted them. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can only be achieved if ‘We the People’ do our part to learn about these documents and incorporate their principles back into American society.” – $2,000 Winner Joseph Grieco

The second round of FFROA Constitutional Study Scholarship Program Winners include:

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships are being awarded in just our first two years!  Applications are being accepted now for our next round of scholarships. Deadline is June 30th at midnight and again on December 31st.

The Foundation for the Restoration of America is proud to debut our Turning Point Academy partnership video. Turning Point Academy is an educational movement that exists to glorify God and preserve the founding principles of the United States through influencing and inspiring the formation of the next generation.

We are proud to partner with Turning Point Academy and participate in their upcoming events including the Young Women’s Leadership Summit in San Antonio, TX, and in late July, Turning Point Academy Educators Summit in West Palm Beach, FL.

FFROA was honored to attend theChicago Hope Academy Annual Story of Hope Luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago and the Turning Point Academy Letter to the American Church screening. We continue to spread the word about the Constitutional Study Scholarship Program, and our June 30 application deadline.

Look for new FFROA Partners to be announced over the summer. 

Executive Director Christine Altenberger was back on Freedom Square discussing the upcoming application deadline for FFROA’s Constitutional Study Scholarship Program with Chuck Barham. Watch:

FFROA ‘has been busy promoting the June 30th Constitutional Study Scholarship deadline. We appeared on the America Out Loud News, The Constitution Study podcast. Listen here. FFROA also appeared on the North Carolina Network, Point Counterpoint: The Michele Woodhouse Show. 

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Many Americans do not know what rights are protected under the First Amendment and a substantial number cannot name all three branches of government, according to the 2023 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey. The Constitutional Study Scholarship Program is educating young Americans about our freedoms and the founding of this great country.

We need your help to continue growing this great program!

The Foundation for the Restoration of America is a is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. Donations to FFROA are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.