Educating young people about the Constitution.
The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. It is the goal of the Institute to help the next generation understand the freedom and opportunity the Constitution offers.
Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization, a public charity. The Institute develops instructional material and educational programs on America’s Founding documents and principles for high school American History and Civics teachers and students.
With an annual operating budget of over $3.3 million, the Institute is grateful to be supported by 3,000 individual, corporate, and foundation donors as we work to strengthen civic knowledge and foster civic values among the next generation of citizens.
The Bill of Rights Institute has assembled a talented team to create each of our programs, including a full-time staff with more than 120 years combined experience in the classroom. In addition, we partner with experts, including outstanding secondary school teachers; academics from the fields of American history, political science, and constitutional law; video producers; web site designers; and evaluation and curriculum experts. As a result of this combination of talent and experience, we are successfully educating high school students and teachers about our country’s Founding principles.