We The Kids (WTK) is a non-profit organization that promotes patriotism, American History, and a deeper understanding of America’s founding documents to children. Our goal is to engage children.
The Mission of We The Kids is to reach, educate and inspire America’s youth with patriotic and positive messages that encourage kids to learn American History and to become engaged in its government. The goal of WTK is to bring the Constitution and American History to life for our children … through our children.
WE THE KIDS
A Division of Advance American Foundation and Sea Quest Kids
501(c)3 Public Charity Education Foundation
Federal ID #51-0325463
Received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School graduating cum laude in 1986. Pete also received his B. B. A in accounting from the University of Notre Dame graduating magna cum laude in 1983.
Pete serves the people of St. Joseph County by representing the County in employment matters. In addition, Pete is a member of the St. Joseph County Bar Association and was inducted as a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation in 2006. Mr. Agostino is often called upon by the news media to inform the public, and give legal opinions on important current events.
American Legion Auxiliary member Post 357- IN.
We the Kids is the vision of Judy Lane, a mom and grand-mom, who believes that this generation of America’s children deserves the opportunity to see America’s greatness “front and center”. Over a period of 4 years, she worked from her dining room table and used her own personal funds to create a non-profit business that would point children in a positive and patriotic direction, all the while learning about American history. As a past business owner, Judy brings over 20 years’ experience to this innovative site.
June 2015, Judy received a certificate from The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution for being a key note speaker at their meeting. On November 2015 she received a Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteer efforts for City of South Bend Parks and Recreation Department.
Steve Gronka, Newark, Delaware
Advance America Foundation/Sea Quest Kids
October 1989 – Present (24 years 10 months) Administration of all divisions. Develop education concepts and programs Optimization Through Total Environmental Awareness; run the Film and Television Division; develop the Kids Boating Network KBN Sea Action News and the Kids Broadcasting Network KBN See Action News; produce special events; manage exhibits of Sea Quest Kids at boat shows and boat racing events; fund raising; web site management and other networking; and establish new Sea Quest Kids Boating League programs.
Diana Woolley, Syracuse, IN
Homeschooled for ten years and just ended my last year as a homeschool mom. I am married to my wonderful husband Steve who is a Chemist at Da-Lite/Milestone Inc. in Warsaw, Indiana. I have two daughters. Mariah is a musician and will be attending music school next year. Staci is a student and swim team member at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois.
I am an avid reader and consider books to be treasures. I am a gardener and have a large garden and many perennial beds. Nature is my thing and love to be outdoors with nature as often as I can. I believe exercise is important and I run 4 miles every day. I love helping people out and do so as much as I can. I am a lifelong learner and believe that reading is one of the most important things you can do. If you can read, you can learn anything!
I am passionate about many things; one of which is the education of our children. I believe it is very important for our children to learn about the history and constitution of our country and that is why I have been working with We the Kids for several years. Kids learn best by hands on learning and that is what We the Kids is all about. As a former homeschool mom I was always looking for a place for my kids to showcase their work. I would encourage fellow home-school families to check out what We the Kids has to offer.
Jonathan Scott, Plymouth, MA
Kevin Fobbs, OH
Professional journalist and writer since 1975. He obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University and attended Wayne State University Law School. He recently received a national award from Writer’s Digest Magazine for his poem “Not A Simple Tree”. Kevin has written for the New York Times, and is the former Community Concerns columnist for 12 years with the Detroit News covering community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, government relations, and dispute resolution. Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a public relations consultant, business executive, government appointee, political advisor, writer, and national lecturer. Kevin ran and operated the National Urban Policy Action Council (NUPAC) which produced colorblind solutions to universal issues.
Kevin is the founder of American Christian Civilrights Movement ACCRM website: http://americanchristiancivilrightsmovement.com/
Peter Robyn SC – HistoryStrips (203) 984-1284
HistoryStrips, an educational timeline of American history, are beautifully illustrated, patriotic and factually accurate. HistoryStrips was developed to help parents teach their children at home about our country and the people who brought us our freedom. The criteria for HistoryStrips is based upon a priority of what is most important about our country’s founding, development and defense.
“The Drums of Freedom!” is a unique live presentation that includes a drum performance and a recital of the Declaration of Independence, from memory, exactly as written, with emphasis to help listeners gain a better understanding of this important and transformational document. “A nation that expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, expects what never was and never will be…” Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to Charles Yancey, 1816
David was educated as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Missouri, is a Charter Member of the Machine Vision Association of SME, the founder of Midwest Integration, Southern Automation and Automation Doctor Incorporated. David started in vision guidance at Delco Electronics in the early 1980’s. At Delco Electronics, David was involved in the writing of many of the core vision algorithms in use today and served as the Machine Intelligence Chairman for General Motors. At Midwest Integration, Southern Automation and Applied Manufacturing Technologies, David performed hundreds of automation projects earning the Vendor of the Year Award from Day and Zimmerman Inc. as well as the US Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. David served as Chairman of the Machine Vision Technical Community of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and continues to assist the industry by serving the Automated Imaging Association and Robotic Industries Association. Today as founder of Automation Doctor Incorporated and Machine Vision Doctor LLC, David looks for new and better ways to serve the machine vision market given the rapid pace of capability growth. David has presented the paper “How to Implement a Machine Vision System” at several trade shows. David is currently working on a book titled, Realities in Machine Vision. In 2011 David passed the Automated Imaging Association’s certification for both Basic and Advance Vision Professional levels in a single session and was nominated to the board of directors.
Gold Star Mother Susan is an Army Veteran and the daughter of a Marine. She is also the Mother of a Fallen Marine Hero, Aaron M Kenefick, USMC. KIA 8 September 2009, Ganjgal Ambush Kunar Province Afghanistan.
Aaron will forever be tied to the Medal of Honor recipients Marine Cpl Dakota Meyer and Army Captain Will Swenson their roles played out during the Ganjgal Ambush.
Susan is a Veterans advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and other national media, in television, newspaper, and radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the “the Gold Star Mother with a voice” – a “go to person” in regard to justice being served. She has networked with various groups around the country speaking and putting forums together. Susan has devoted herself (in the name of her son) to Veterans and other Military Groups transitioning from one lifestyle to another along with Networking with many Patriotic groups in the U.S. and families of fallen American heroes.
William J (Bill) Boillot, Gardner, Ks 913-219-9990, firstname.lastname@example.org
B.S., M.Ed., Past Administrator of Vocational Education in Columbia, Mo., Chairman and Co-Founder of the Gardner Edgerton Republican Party (2nd term) past Ks. State Delegate, District Delegate (2nd term), Precinct Committeeman (2nd term), Founder of Founders Keepers, a Constitution Study Group, campaign manager for two term State Representative Bill Sutton, Community Activist, Organizer, Co-Founder of the Conservative Revival and Conservatives for Life and Liberty, Managed several local campaigns for School Board and City Council candidates, Instructor for Concealed Carry and Gun Safety, Veteran – United States Air Force medic (8 years), Recognized by the Missouri Senate for educational excellence and innovation in education.
I am passionate about our country’s history and education. Education since the 1920’s has seen a shift in the priorities necessary to produce an informed, educated, and virtuous citizenry. It is only through the intervention of groups like We The Kids and Founders Keepers that our children will learn the values and principles outlined in the founding documents.
I am a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Church and have been married for 44 years. My wife and I have 2 daughters and 7 wonderful grandchildren and have lived in Gardner, Ks. since our retirement. (5 years ago). My seven grandchildren are the reason and inspiration behind my passion to return this country to the founding principles so they may enjoy the same country in which I grew up.
It is an honor for me to be associated with We The Kids and I look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
Rich was born in Chicago not too far from Wrigley Field. He often says that growing up as a Cubs fan was good training for other disappointments in life. He met the love of his life in High School. After receiving degrees from Northern Illinois University and beginning their careers in the Chicago area, they ran away from “winter” to the sunny south. For the next five years Rich continued to establish himself in an industrial sales and management career that lead to opening an industrial component part hardware business. For the next 14 years he and his wife built their business and raised two children together just north of Atlanta. Now with their two children grown Leslie has returned to her first career as an R.N. and together, they run another family business as property managers. A good bit of Rich’s time is spent at an independent living community keeping “seniors” off of ladders and performing home maintenance tasks they should no longer attempt. His participation in VAF provides an opportunity to lend a hand in business development, to honor his father and brother’s military service and to remember all those that have played a role in protecting and serving their Country and their fellow citizens.
Michael “J B” Schaffner
Steve Minton Indianapolis, IN
Frank Wennin – New Jersy
Clem Palmer 11 – Texas
Steve Lowry – Nashville, Indiana, Disabled Veteran
Kurt Kruger- Cromwell, IN
Cherryl Conners, South Bend, IN WTK Accountant
WTK EDUCATION TEAM LEADERS
Dr. Fields holds a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Memphis. He later earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Curriculum from Michigan State University. He is a career educator having taught for eight years at the Junior and Senior high school levels; then served for 25 years as a high school administrator. He teaches as an adjunct Sociology Professor at the University of Memphis and in Education for Belhaven University, Memphis campus.
Dr. Curt Fields, Jr., has been an avid and lifelong student of the American Civil War. His interest in portraying General Ulysses S. Grant was driven by that study and his deep respect and admiration for General Grant. He is now an Educational consultant and Living Historian. As a consultant, he has worked in Leadership Development with International Paper, Thomas and Betts, Caterpillar, and the North Mississippi Mayor’s Association, speaking on Leadership as espoused and practiced by General Grant.
Diana Woolley, Syracuse, Indiana
University of Ball State, Muncie,IN
Degree in teaching, Special Education
Carol Nichols, Jimtown, IN
Indiana State of Indiana License Educator permit
Grades pre-school – 12th grade
I’ve had a passion for the American political system since I was a teenager. Since the day I first found C-Span 1 & 2, I was fascinated. I was riveted by the arguments happening on the floor of the congress and senate. The more I watched the more powerful I felt. I had knowledge now, and I was powerful. I would debate with everybody about American politics and I usually won. I won because I had the facts. I have always been interested and to some extent involved in news, and politics. I’m fascinated by policy. I started reading everything I could get my hands on to include foreign papers, and news websites. Information is power. I want to inform people. I want them to know the truth.
Author David Bowman, AZ
History, politics, government—they’re not just for grown-ups anymore. Today’s teens are about to be handed a collapsing nation and it’ll be their job to fix it. Enter David Bowman. With wit, humor, and the occasional serious note, he skillfully illustrates America’s biggest problems and presents an interactive guide to understanding them that’s so much fun adults will want to read it too!
Author Lydia Wallace Nuttall , UT, is the wife of Kent Nuttall and mother of three – “his, mine, and ours”. In 2016, she was awarded the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal by The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Utah Society, for her “notable services in behalf of our American principles and patriotic service in the cause of Liberty.” In 2013 she received a Certificate of Excellence from the Utah State Board of Education for her dedication in improving education for Utah students through researching and compiling the Forgotten American Stories: Celebrating America’s Constitution.
Author Marc Alan Urbach, FL, holds a B.S. in Communications from University of Florida; Masters of Education from Georgia State University. Marc Alan Urbach is an Orthodox Jew who taught United States History, World History, Economics and Civics for eleven years in the public schools from 2001-2012. Appeared on national radio; Spoken with Tea Party groups and Legislative Aides for Senator Perdue and Senator Isakson of Georgia. Marc has researched the Founding Fathers and era for the past two years for his latest book, Author: BELIEVE: Do We Need A Third Great Awakening?
WTK was started so that kids can be encouraged to love America and to give voice to patriotism. We appreciate your interest in WTK and hope to have a long-lasting relationship with you.
WE THE KIDS TEAM
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Public Charity Education Foundation. Federal ID # 51-0325463
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