About Us

The 917 Society

The 917 Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers who are dedicated to educating our young people on the rights given to them by the U.S. Constitution.

 As a non-profit with tax-exempt status, we do not align with, endorse, or support any political candidate, organization, party, or platform.  We support our Constitution and the democratic process and encourage civic engagement.   

We, the people of the 917 Society, realize how vital it is to help our young people understand their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution. We believe that educating our youth leads to fostering a love for our country and the ability to engage in effective civil discourse.

Our mission is to provide a lasting, durable copy of the Constitution for every 8th grader in the United States in an effort to prepare our young people to be responsible citizens with a knowledge and understanding of their privilege and rights as American Citizens. We provide programs, lesson plans, quizzes etc. to their teachers to help them plan their Constitution Day celebration (on or about 9/17) and offer contests and other lasting activities to further engage each student.

Join the 917 Society and help place a copy of the U.S. Constitution in the hands of our next generation. There is tremendous value to the 917 Society’s mission to engage and educate our young people . . .the more kids know about the constitution the better equipped they are to defend and uphold it.

Our Mission

The United States Constitution is the bedrock upon which our nation was built, and it sets us apart from every other nation on earth. And yet our children are often not educated on these important principles! The 917 Society aims to combat this growing problem by reviving Constitution Day throughout the nation.

The 917 Society is a group of nonpartisan volunteers dedicated to preserving our Constitution and fostering a love for our country among our youth.  We work with 8th-grade classes nationwide, providing classroom materials and personal copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to each student as they celebrate Constitution Day (917). Students are further engaged through essay contests on their love for America and other lasting activities.  We hope these young children will carry their copy of the Constitution close and use it as a guidebook to good citizenship.

The 917 Society began as a grassroots organization that relies solely on volunteers and private funding. Last year, the 917 Society reached over a million students.  Our goal to expand our impact to all 8th-grade students can be realized with the help of people like you! Please help us preserve democracy and join us in the fight for the future.

Mission 2023

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, The 917 Society successfully reached 1.3 million 8th graders across all 50 states in 2023. We believe that the time is NOW for The 917 Society to expand its outreach and impact.  Our goal is to double the number of students reached for 2024 – and to continue to grow until we can reach every single 8 th  grade student in the country.  This includes students from public, private, and homeschool.

2024 promises to be a year of growth and further impact.  We need you to help!  Please join us in the fight for the future of America.