The SAR Center for Advancing America's Heritage is an educational resource for addressing our community's historical illiteracy. Where our students nationwide continue to perform in regards to knowledge of our countries history at the lowest levels in 50 years, we are best positioned to address these deficiencies and impact them through The SAR Center for Advancing America's Heritage.
In Jefferson County alone, we have served over 9,000 children while helping teachers improve American History instruction, raising students' historical literacy and imparting the lessons of the nation's founders regarding civic duty. The SAR also recently received funding to address these same issues in school districts of Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia.
Through many of our outreach programs, the youth of this nation are being inspired by the founders' examples of civic duty.
Across the country, some of our most active programs are targeted to our future leaders, children and educators. Some examples include the SAR's Eagle Scout and ROTC programs, The Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest, The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest, and the Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award, just to name a few. SAR also provides resources and curriculum assistance for teachers across the country.
Completed in 2011, the SAR Genealogical Research Library in Louisville, Kentucky houses over 50,000 family and founding documents. Our museum is home to many historical items ensuring that our Revolutionary War legacy remains in the public forum and in classrooms across America.
SAR's leadership to preserve our founding documents and create a National Archives is well established. By preserving our precious American Heritage, we ensure that future generations know the inestimable blessings of being an American