The American Village Citizenship Trust
The American Village: Keeping the Republic
Founded in 1995, the American Village serves the Nation as an educational institution whose mission is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government by engaging and inspiring citizens, leaders and stewards.
Teach Youth the Vital Lessons of Liberty
Our young people cannot safeguard what they do not cherish. And they cannot cherish what they do not know.
The American Village is a nationally-pioneering classroom and American history and civics education center that has engaged and inspired over a half million students from Alabama and Southeastern states since opening its campus in 1999.
Young people “step into history” and discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty, and self-government through experience-based academic programs related to American history, civics, and government.
The American Village has embarked on an initiative to expand the number of students served on-campus to 100,000 each year, drawing school and youth groups from throughout the Nation.
On the cornerstone of liberty, the American Village educates and inspires young people to:
- Know America’s history — the stories of our country’s legacy of liberty and those in every generation who have secured it
- Cherish the ideals of liberty — the founding principles on which our Nation, the Constitution, institutions of American self-government, and our civic responsibilities are based
- Serve our country as good citizens and leaders — all as stewards of liberty