by: Emilie Harris, a junior at John Adams Academy
Recently I learned that there are many ways that students can learn about what it means to be both a good leader and an involved citizen. More importantly, it is more meaningful to have students step outside of a school classroom to gain these skills. At the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program, students not only are given historical tours surrounding the Freedom Foundation’s beautiful campus at Valley Forge, but they also receive the tools needed to develop leadership skills and learn what our founding fathers’ vision was of what it means to be an American citizen.
This year, the Sacramento Freedoms Foundation Chapter sponsored 90 students, mainly Juniors, to go on a four-day conference to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. There, high schoolers participate in workshops and engaging lectures that will deepen their understanding of the Constitution, the free enterprise system, and our civil rights and responsibilities.
by Joy Malak, a junior at Rocklin High School