Veterans Heritage ProjectFounded in 2004 and established as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009, Veterans Heritage Project's (VHP) mission is to Connect Students with Veterans in order to Honor Veterans, Preserve America's Heritage, and Develop Future Leaders. We offer educational enrichment programming for middle school, high school and community college students, which partners with veterans as primary sources of history to motivate and inspire students to stay in school and become responsible, active citizens. Our programs include an after-school oral history publishing program, classroom veteran lectures, civic engagement activities and continuing education scholarships.
The project-based learning integrates civics, geography, and written & verbal communication skills; is a certified Character Education Program; is aligned with state standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies, and builds 21st century skills: critical thinking, public speaking, listening, collaboration, and the ability to gather and process information. VHP develops patriotism, civic-mindedness, and respect for service, as students become informed, responsible citizens and future leaders.
This campaign expires June 30, 2019
Veterans Heritage Project's (VHP) after-school program allows students to become immersed in one-on-one personal accounts of heroism and service to our country, while learning leadership skills and developing a passion for history, writing and civics. At the same time, the program allows veterans to continue to serve by imparting the wisdom that can only be shared by individuals who sacrificed for the freedom of our nation. VHP is unique in what we do, and received national attention in March 2018 when the Congressional Medal of Honor Society presented to VHP the Citizen Honors Community Service Hero Award.
Funds will help support program supplies, publishing costs, and on-site training and support for new chapters or new teacher advisors. During the 2018-2019 school year, VHP will work with up to 30 Chapters (350+ students) to interview 325+ veterans, participate in 50+ civic events, publish the 15th volume of Since You Asked, host 6 statewide community book signing/veteran recognition events, reach 10,000 additional students through lectures, and award $15,000 in scholarships in partnership with the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society.