Creating Informed Patriots
The Ashbrook Center strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Read more about Ashbrook’s mission.
The Crisis Confronting America
America’s current crisis is not simply a crisis of facts and information. It is a crisis of understanding and devotion. For too long, young people have not learned why their country deserves respect and love.
For the American experiment in self-government to endure, our children and grandchildren must come to understand—and to love—America’s founding principles. Yet, we, as a nation, are failing.
The Ashbrook Solution
Ashbrook introduces young people to the real story of America—good and bad—through primary documents and serious conversation.
These young people come to see America’s history as a struggle to live up to the promise of freedom. They come to understand and love their country, and become willing to defend the principles that make it great.
Teaching American History Programs
Ashbrook Scholar Program
Hilda E. Bretzlaff Ashbrook Academy
Creating Thoughtful Patriots.
Our Founders knew that for our freedom to endure, Americans need to understand the principles of self-government and their rights and duties as citizens. Therein lies the most essential purpose of American education. Read more about the fundamental principles of civic education.
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