Who is Free to Be?Free to Be is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which presents free assembly programs to middle schools and high schools across the nation - about America, Freedom, Education, Opportunity and Patriotism - and about not taking our freedom and all its benefits for granted.
Play slideshow to see FREE TO BE in the schools !
For decades America's young people have taken their country, their freedom and their way of life for granted. If this continues they are destined to lose it all... Free to Be solves this critical problem. We tackle it head-on, school by school. We go directly into the schools, in person, eye to eye and heart to heart with the students - and their teachers - with the message that matters... the most important class of their lives.
Through a powerful, interactive, non-political presentation — in a live assembly venue — Free to Be challenges and inspires students to truly cherish their AMERICA, to get their education, and to be interested, informed, involved citizens who will elect our leaders and be our leaders.
Free to Be is non-political, has no hidden agenda, exudes diversity, and is free to the schools.
97% of teens who experience Free to Be confirm - admit - that Free to Be changed their thinking, behavior, goals, or life. Imagine 97% of America's 25,997,875 middle and high school students acquiring respect, pride and love for America and the freedom, education, opportunity, and hope she affords us all! Then, four years later, imagine the next 25 million learning this essential life lesson, then the next and the next... this is our quest... for the country, for the young people who will soon inherit it, for us all.
We are striving to save a great nation... a special nation. Someone must. We found the avenue to the young people! Therein lies the answer. But we need help. If you have benefited from the hope, opportunity, education, and freedom that comes with being an American, you can be a very direct part of this quest to preserve and protect America's future. The young people who will soon manage and govern this great nation must have a solid footing in our historic legacy of freedom and patriotism if America is to continue to be the beacon of hope to the world.
Click the link below, Education Pays, to see the dramatic information we are showing the kids. It will surprise you also. Students are persuaded to reconsider dropping out after experiencing Free to Be.
Click here to view median incomes of full time employed Americans - by education level. Compelling information! (Education Pays Graph)
**Play below video**
(Actual video we show the students )
Purchase this video at our "SHOP"
Veterans Day 2014
North Zulch - 11-11-14 with WWII veteran Norman Woodruff
Harmony Academy - 11-11-14 with WWIl veteran C.B. Perdue
Rancho Santa Fe, CA - 11-12-14 with WWII veteran Norman Maxwell
Feb 24-27, 2014
Harvard High School- 2-27-14 with WWII veteran Lester Ljunggren
Veteran's Day Assemblies
Gatesville High School- 11-11-13 with WWII veteran Bob Lucas
Quitman Jr High - 11-12-13 with WWII veteran Oliver Barnes
VIEW PICTURES from our
EAST KANSAS TOUR
Sept 20 - 27, 2013
Parker, Fontana and LaCygne Elementary with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Prairie View Middle and High School with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Holy Rosary Wea Catholic School with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Louisburg High School with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Paola High School with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Jayhawk Linn School with WWII veteran Charles Springer
Louisburg Middle School with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Peoria Street Learning Center with WWII veterans Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Osawatomie High School with veteran Bradley Smith
Osawatomie Middle School with veteran Bradley Smith
Pleasanton Elementary with WWII veteran Charle Walje
Pleasanton Middle and High School with veterans Russ O'Meara, Doug Ohlde and WWII veteran Charle Walje
Paola Middle School with WWII veteran Arnold Debrick and Charle Walje
Russ O'Meara, Larry Tooker, Charle Walje and Arnold Debrick in Paola, KS
Paola Middle School, (Kansas) meeting the veterans
Arnold Debrick, Jenifer Tooker, Charlie Walje
Bradley Smith at Osawatomie School (Kansas)
Greg Demko at Grand Saline, TX displaying artillery
Wes Hays -WWII veteran from Brady, TX
Wes Hays receives a standing ovation !
We will miss you sweet Marty.
You continue to tour with Free to Be...
your legacy will never be forgotten.
Martin "Marty" Ritchey Sidener
Feb 1, 1925 - Feb 7, 2015