What We Do
Celebrating 12 Years of Constitution Education Programming!
Constituting America has engaged millions of Americans both online and via the national media, through promotion of our winners’ Constitution-themed songs, PSA’s and short films, and through our national school speaking program.
Constituting America is committed to reversing the trend of civic apathy and ignorance permeating our society today. Our mission is to teach students and adults across America about the nonpartisan relevancy of the U.S. Constitution and the principles of self-governance inherent in our founding documents. Click here to download our most recent Annual Report.
Our annual scholarship contest for students, kindergarten to graduate school, encourages America’s youth to create original works (songs, essays, speeches, short films, PSAs, STEM projects, marketing plans) about the relevancy of the U.S. Constitution. Since 2010, we have awarded scholarships and educational trips (from Washington D.C. to Hollywood) for the winning students, where they meet with professional mentors in their field and constitutional scholars.
Constituting America provides winning students with the opportunity to star in our annually produced documentaries and clips, re-record their winning songs, and film music videos. Constituting America hires experts and firms to promote the winning works nationally on television and radio and in movie theaters, newspapers, and magazines. We seek to not only educate but propel the careers of America’s rising generation.
675 INTERACTIVE SPEECHES TO 48.3K STUDENTS IN 26 STATES
Our Speaking Initiative serves public schools, private schools, charter schools, and after-school programs across America, empowering students to learn about the Constitution and the importance of being civically engaged at a young age. Reaching over 48,300 adults and students, Constituting America’s award-winning speaking team educates all grades at schools nationwide, from Quincy, Massachusetts to Phoenix, Arizona. These in-person or virtual presentations are free to schools!
In these interactive presentations, Constituting America takes a unique approach. Instead of simply talking to students, our presentation engages students in the discussion of how they hold a vital role in government and can participate, even at a young age. PSAs, songs, and clips of our winning scholarship recipients are included in the presentation.
Our weekly LIVE Constitutional Chats podcasts feature Cathy Gillespie and student panelists Tova Kaplan, Jewel Gilbert, and Jorne Gilbert. Each week, we are joined by expert Constitutional Scholars and guests to discuss relevant Constitutional topics! We initiated this program as schools began to close down in March 2020.
“As a parent who suddenly became a homeschool teacher, this zoom seminar was a new and interesting way for our son to learn about our government. Thanks, Constituting America!” – Andi Bottner, Parent
After the Zoom, Andi Bottner’s son recognized: “Checks and balances are important because one branch can’t get too powerful. That would be bad for our country” – Clark Michael, Student
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Our founding father forums provide a unique opportunity for students and adults to hear from our founding fathers and mothers on important issues that face our society today, thanks to our partnership with American Heritage Theater in Philadelphia. These historian actors debate on stage in full costume, presenting to large assemblies (perfect for Constitution Day field trips), or live in your classroom. These forums were previously hosted in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston with rave reviews.
Our 90-day annual forums are an educational resource for adults including essays from college professors and scholars across America. Previous studies have included the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Amendments, the Classics that Inspired the Constitution, Executive Branch Overreach, Presidential Elections, the Supreme Court, and the Congress.
These 1047 essays by 175 Constitutional Scholars, Historians and Elected Officials are archived and searchable on our website, and have been shared over 120,000 times on social media with over 500,000 essay views to date!
Click Here to view 2021’s 90-Day Study Schedule entitled: Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor: A Day Study on the Declaration of Independence. Click here to listen to these essays on our YouTube channel!
Click Here to view 2020’s 90-Day Study Schedule entitled: In The Course Of Human Events: A 90 Day Study Of Important Dates In American History That Shaped The United States And Changed The World!
Click Here to view our 2019 90-Day Study entitled: “Reserved To The States – Boundaries on Federal Government For The Flourishing Of The American People.”