The 917 Society Partners with VTVT for Constitution Day 2018!

July 18, 2018July 18, 2018 by tnvhc.org

VTVT Partners with the 917 Society to Teach 8th Graders!

The 917 Society is providing each Tennessee 8th grader their very own pocket Constitution in honor of September 17th, Constitution Day!

Fundraising efforts have begun for our next distribution in celebration of Constitution Day on September 17, 2018 in order to provide 85,000 pocket Constitutions to the next class of 8th graders in Tennessee. Our September 17th Constitution Day Celebration and fundraising event will be co-sponsored by Professional Educators of Tennessee.

We are excited to announce our partnership with Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) for helping to provide Constitutions for Blount and Monroe County classrooms.  Read Less

 VTVT is a non-profit whose goals are to stop Veteran suicide, homelessness and incarceration through PTSD awareness, intervention, prevention and resolution training; mental health first aid; peer support; with federal, state and local agencies; and mentoring. VTVT was made aware of this program by Amvets Post 22 Commander Mark Frederick.  Thanks to the 917 Society and Amvets Post 22, VTVT agreed to co-sponsor the Blount County event.  One week after partnering with Amvets Post 22, VTVT voted to co-sponsor the 917 Society program with Monroe County DAV #93.  On Monday, July 16, 2018, VTVT and the 917 Society agreed to be partners.

 

This September 17 will mark the 231th anniversary of the signing of our U.S. Constitution in 1787. The 917 Society’s ultimate mission is to reach 4.5 million students nationally, with Tennessee being the first state reaching all 8th grade students in 2018 — including public, private and homeschooled 8th graders.

The 917 Society is a non-partisan non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization providing free constitutions and programs to educators to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 each year. We receive no state or federal funds and exist with donations from Businesses, Corporations and Individuals. We received a GOLD STAR rating for transparency for 2018 from GuideStar and are approved by our State Board of Education.

Please visit us at www.917society.com or www.tnvhc.org to contribute online or get involved.  VTVT’s  motto “Each One, Reach One, Teach One”.  What a great opportunity!

Posted on July 19, 2018 .

Celebrating Constitution Day 2017

As we celebrate Constitution Day 2017, we are honored to speak with Frank Daniels at The Tennessean.  Below is an excerpt from his previous article.  

The entire article can be found here:     <<Celebrate your Constitution Day>>


We're also excited to announce that our website went live on Constitution Day!  Join us here for updates about our progress as we share our vision with you. 

Posted on September 19, 2014 .

917 Society and OZ bring Clooney to Nashville

Carrying a personal copy of the US Constitution wherever he goes, Nick Clooney — American journalist — believes 8th grade students must better understand the Constitution’s importance to a strong nation and that’s why he is coming to Nashville to participate in the 917 Society’s short film which is being produced for viewing on Wednesday, September 17, Constitution Day, across Tennessee by 8th grade students studying civics.
Clooney and 917 Society Director Joni Bryan intend to improve students’ appreciation for the role the Constitution plays in American government.

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Posted on September 13, 2014 .

Nashville Lifestyles Magazine feature

The 917 Society held their cocktail party kick-off fundraiser. Special guests of honor were Nick and Nina Clooney. The elegant affair was held at the awe-inspiring OZ Nashville. Lora Miller of Fluff provided the event planning and décor with Flavor providing the catering. Pam Lambert served as bartender. Teri Reid played jazz piano as the guest enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres, wine and celebrity guests. J.R. Roper served as the emcee and Lexus Nashville provided transportation for Mr. and Mrs. Clooney while they were in Nashville.

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Posted on September 13, 2014 .