“We’ve designed the US Government course we wish we could have taken when we were in high school,” says James Standish of an experience that will be offered to Seventh-day Adventist high school students for the first time this summer. The course will be team-taught by Standish, JD (cum laude, Georgetown), who is an Adventist religious liberty veteran, and Dr. Christopher Banks, DPhil (Oxford), MIA (Columbia University). “We couldn’t have provided the course with all its complexity at an affordable price for families if it weren’t for the generous grant from Founders’ First Freedom,” states Standish.
The course is anchored in Adventist faith and built on experiential learning. The classes will be based at Washington Adventist University, which is located only 7 miles from the US Capitol and will include experiences on Capitol Hill, visits to some of the US agencies, and guest lectures by Washington insiders – including people who currently occupy significant roles in the US Government. The course is open to all high school students with GPAs above 3.0, and attendees will receive three college credits from Washington Adventist University.
“We deeply appreciate Founders’ First Freedom’s support,” concludes Standish, “we hope the students will be inspired to a lifelong dedication to our First Freedom.” The course will run from June 20th – July 7th, from 9 AM – 5 PM (not including July 4th). Anyone interested in attending is invited to send an email to USGovernment2023@outlook.com for information and a simple application.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with James Standish and the excellent team on this project as they inspire and educate the next generation of leaders,” said Michael Peabody, Esq., President of Founders’ First Freedom.
Founders’ First Freedom(tm) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about issues involving liberty of conscience.