Since 1963, we’ve been known as Constitutional Rights Foundation. Now, six decades later, in 2023, we have changed our name to Teach Democracy!
Compelling. Accessible. Interactive.
Non-partisan. Issue-based. Standards-aligned.
BRIA • Bill of Rights in Action
Texts and application activities.
U.S. and world history. Government and current events.
Your lessons are the most clear, concise and insightful explanations of complex historical events and trends that I've seen anywhere! Textbooks seem to over simplify. . . or give a laundry list of dull detail. Your lessons tackle fascinating subjects and are exactly on target. I can't thank you enough!
CivCon • Civil Conversation
Deliberate instead of debate.
Controversial issues. Multiple perspectives.
Students reported that they felt empowered by having Civil Conversations.
— Katie, Charlotte, NC
I loved that it made kids slow down and think before talking and that they had to have EVIDENCE! Not just letting their passion take them off the rails.
— Ciera, Old Town, ME
Innovative • Relevant • Student-centered • Standards-aligned
Youth & Police:
Working Together for Peace on the Streets
Middle school students.
Scope and limits of police authority.
Police Patrol simulation with sworn officers.
Open lines of communication. Build understanding. Community policing.
Pre and post surveys of officers and
students show dramatic shifts from negative to positive attitudes.
98% of the officers say that this program is valuable or highly valuable
in improving police/community relations.
EHI • Expanding Horizons Institute
Transforming young people’s lives.
First generation college-bound students.
Paid internships in professional workplaces.
Seminars to prepare for job experience and college.
100% of the students go to college.
Working at Latham & Watkins allowed me to interact with my coworkers in a professional manner. My participation in the EHI program taught me that connections, experiences, and networking is important. If one is able to open themselves up and are willing to work hard, you will be very successful.
—Jared, 2019 Intern
Mock Trial lawyers and judges
Appellate Court Experience appellate lawyers
Courtroom to Classroom lawyers, judges, law students
Civic Action Project professional adults supporting youth engagement
Youth & Police adults working with middle school students and officers.
Board of Directors
Engaged with the youth we serve.