What We Do: Educate, Empower, Inspire

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 2017 Annual Report. Click here to download our 2018 Year In Review. Click here to download our latest impact statement!

Quick Look

  • We The Future Contest
    • Kindergarten through graduate school
    • Scholarships for middle school through graduate school
    • Mentorships
    • Educational Trips
    • Promote Winners/Careers
  • Free speeches at your school or civic organization
    • By Constituting America’s founder and co-chair, Janine Turner (virtual or in-person)
    • Teaches constitutional tools to effect change
    • Inspires nonpartisan civic engagement
    • Roll-playing to learn civil discourse
  • Founding Father forums at your school
    • Field trip to watch founding father & mothers debate, starring actor-historians from American Heritage Theater in Philadelphia
    • Classroom presentations by founding fathers & mothers
  • Academic Studies/Resources
    • Online and podcast

103 MILLION

IMPRESSIONS

across 81 RADIO STATIONS

9.4 MILLION

VIEWERS

on 275 TELEVISION STATIONS

60 THOUSAND

MOVIEGOERS

at 34 FILM FESTIVALS

6.9 MILLION

VIEWS

across 5 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

35 THOUSAND

STUDENTS & ADULTS

via 390 SPEECHES TO SCHOOLS & EVENTS

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We The Future Contest

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.

Watch video to hear the students’ own works!

103MILLION

IMPRESSIONS

across 81 RADIO STATIONS

6.9MILLION

VIEWERS

on 275 TELEVISION STATIONS

60THOUSAND

MOVIEGOERS

at 34 FILM FESTIVALS

George Washington Speaking Initiative

Our Speaking Initiative serves pubic schools, private schools, charter schools, and after school programs all across America, empowering students to learn about the Constitution and the importance of being civically engaged at a young age. Reaching over 35,000 adults and students, Constituting America’s founder and co-president Actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights, Cliffhanger), Immediate Past President of the National Council of the Social Studies, Mr. Terry Cherry, Constituting America co-president Cathy Gillespie, Our Constitution Rocks author Juliette Turner  and the Constituting America team speak to all grades at schools across the nation, from Quincy, Massachusetts to Pheoniz, Arizona. These in-person or virtual presentations are free to schools!

In these interactive presentation, Constituting America takes a unique approach. Instead of teaching at students, our presentation engages students in 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.

Watch the clip to see our success!

6.9MILLION

VIEWS

across 5 SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

35THOUSAND

STUDENTS & ADULTS

via 390 SPEECHES TO SCHOOLS & EVENTS

Founding Father Forums

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, Houston with rave reviews.

Founding Fathers & Mothers with Constituting America’s Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Juliette Turner

Academic Resources

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 926 essays by 126 Constitutional Scholars are archived and searchable on our website, and have been shared over 120,000 times on social media!

Click Here to view the schedule of topics in our current 90 Day Study on Congress.