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January 12, 2009

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January 12, 2009

I am the social studies supervisor for the largest school system in our state. I have been fortunate to have been involved with the National Flag Foundation whose mission is to provide eduacational resources to teach patriotic education. The NFF developed resource that we have become most acquainted with is the Young Patriots, an internet based multimedia program that is research based and historically based. It beautifully compliments our social studies curriculum and textbooks. As a curriculum supervisor, I saw Young Patriots as an opportunity to provide a valuable resource for our teachers that not only teaches social studies concepts but technology skills, cognitive skills, and character education. We have provided Young Patriots along with training to all of our 21 middle schools and 30 of our 63 elementary schools. I am convinced that if we as educators succeed at teaching our students respectful, responsible citizenship who have pride in their country, that not only benefits the student population but the community as a whole. Everyone benefits...which is the ultimate purpose of a well-rounded education.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our social studies classes and during the training provided to our district in May, 2008 and June, 2007. Clark Rogers presented the material and was an excellent presenter. He is very knowledgable and passionate about patriotic education.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be aware of any changes that need to be made at this time.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting to know the people involved, namely Clark Rogers, who traveled to Mobile twice to train our teachers on this resource.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, knowledgable, and patriotic. They are authorities on the United States Flag and patriotic education.

Ways to make it better...

more teachers had been present. It is always difficult to convince teachers to leave their classrooms for a day of professional development. Even in a large system like this, attendance is always disappointing and students are the ones who miss out.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the National Flag Foundation and Clark Rogers.

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Mobile County Public School System, Mobile, AL

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 28, 2008

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July 28, 2008

As a long time social studies educator in Southwest Florida I was delighted to make contact with the National Flag Foundation. We have 'adopted' several of their materials for each elementary school in our district and highly recommend their 'U.S. Flag' video to fellow educators. Their 'Young Patriots' website is another great resource for civic-minded parents and teachers. These resources present a great deal of history and biographical data to children in an exciting and enthusiastic way.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excellent materials they provide to schools and civic minded groups.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

promote members of the staff who design and produced their educational programs.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the video package which appealed to young adults and which made 'history' come alive.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, encouraging, professional and efficient.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do much to help instill a positive image of citizenship in our nation's youth.

Ways to make it better...

I had greater resources to acquire more of their product.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

attracting the attention of educators who all to often seem to have forgotten the civic nature and mission of our schools.

One thing I'd also say is that...

More groups need to have their image of what motivates productive citizens.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 15, 2008

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July 15, 2008

The National Flag Foundation is one a few non-profit organizations that is producing sophisticated, high quality online teaching tools aimed at creating enriching educational experiences for children in the United States. These web-based educational resources, such as Young Patriots, are at the forefront of international education. The organization is forward thinking and committed to the process of creating a broad understanding of US history, the role and significance of the flag, and has taken a real leadership position in the teaching of civics as a byproduct of sophisticated, well-developed teaching technologies.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the classroom.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make fund raising my central priority because the value of its contribution to society is beyond measure.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality and caliber of it's educational director.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

positively influence the broader society and educate the international community as to core American values and qualities.

Ways to make it better...

they were able to attain the funding to support ongoing programming.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fund raising.

One thing I'd also say is that...

these guys are doing important work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 15, 2008

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July 15, 2008

Argentine Productions had the privilege of working with the National Flag Foundation in the production of two DVDs for the Young Patriots Educational Series in 2005: Cool Voting and Citizen Quest. The conception and production of the videos went very well and it was a very productive and enjoyable process. While they expressed their vision and concept for the videos, they were also very receptive to our ideas, which made the end results rewarding for both parties. We developed a great collaborative relationship with their organization and hope to work with them again in the future.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they were very receptive to our ideas and worked very well with us a collaborative team.

Ways to make it better...

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

July 10, 2008

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July 10, 2008

Clark Rogers with the NFF has helped us significantly in training teachers in Mobile County regarding the Young Patriots Program. Clark has provided very professional and courteous attention. Each time I have contacted the NFF, my questions have been answered in a way that has made me comment to others, "I feel as though I am speaking with a neighbor when I call." We greatly appreciate the work and the important prupose of the NFF.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and most helpful.

Ways to make it better...

I truly cannot think of anything at this time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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