It is an ambitious collaborative effort between the Ashbrook Center, the Bill of Rights Institute, and the Jack Miller Center, three of America’s leading civic education organizations. The Initiative seeks to cultivate generations of informed, patriotic citizens by educating middle and high school social studies teachers in the history and principles of America. We focus on teachers because one teacher can reach up to 5,000 students in the course of their career. By empowering educators through rich, content-based programs and resources, we can reach the next generation of Americans
We offer programs and resources that focus on the primary documents and debates that have shaped the course of American history and civics.
We help educators make their classrooms a place for serious and engaging conversation about the meaning and history of America's fundamental principles.
We aim to empower educators in cultivating generations of students who understand the principles and history of America and have the habits of thoughtful reflection necessary to be self-governing citizens.
JMC’s mission is to create a thoughtful and engaged citizenry by working with professors, teachers, and institutions across the country to advance education in America’s founding principles and history.
Ashbrook's mission is to strengthen constitutional self-government by educating our fellow Americans—students, teachers, and citizens—in the history and principles of our country.