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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 relied 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 2022. 

This year The 917 Society is on a mission to reach all 6 million 8th grade students in the United States on Constitution Day, 2023!  This includes students from public, private, and homeschool backgrounds in all 50 states.

2023 will be an exciting year.  Join the excitement and become a part of this vital mission. Thank you for your support.

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