MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 700 Madison elementary schools students packed the auditorium at James Clemens High School on Friday to kick off a special lesson in history and valuable life skills.
Kids said the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the National Anthem and then kicked off what’s called the Super Citizen Program. Over the next 10 weeks they will learn valuable lessons in civics, character building, financial skills and career readiness.
The initiative, through the Next Great Americans event, is a part of the Liberty Learning Foundation. ‘Libby Liberty’, a living version of Lady Liberty, comes along for the lesson, too! She waved to children and then posed with Madison city leaders, Madison school leaders and other community partners who provide funding for the project. The sponsors of the Madison school project are the Madison County Commission, Jane K. Lowe Foundation and Belk Huntsville.
Liberty Learning Foundation uses the sponsor funding to provide schools with free teaching materials. The foundation firmly believes it’s important for these values and life skills to be taught, even if they’ve been cut from school budgets.
After the students work through the Super Citizen Program, they will finish by honoring local, everyday heroes in a project called “Torch Teams.” Honorees include soldiers, paramedics, doctors, teachers, principals — anyone the students choose who embodies the traits of Super Citizens. The students will bring nominees in to honor and thank them.
Learn more at libertylearning.org.