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
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.
Harvard University Extension School, University of Rhode Island, The Moses Brown School Outstanding management ability and strong relationships with media, legislators, staff, and key influencers within the highest levels of Government including Congress, the State Dept and White House.
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 a member of Church of the Good Shepherd in Winona Lake, Indiana. 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.
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.
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.
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. “The Drums of Freedom!” presentation talks about the times when the Declaration was written, the men who wrote it, its contents and meaning and our Founding Fathers’ faith in God.
Mr. Robyn firmly believes that if we expect to continue to live in a free society, our younger generation needs to become better-educated about the people who brought us our freedom and the principles of Liberty upon which they established our great country.
“A nation that expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, 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.
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.
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, email@example.com
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.
Steve Minton Indianapolis, IN
Marc Alan Urbach, FL.
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
Shona Darress pictured here with Colonel Allen West. Born in Invercargill, New Zealand and lived there until leaving on a world tour in 1969. Lived in England two years, Germany 3 months, and Libya 7 years before finally settling here in the good ole USA. Became a naturalized citizen in 1989. Has five kids, the first born in London, the next two were born in Tripoli, Libya and the last two born in Singapore. I have 6 grandchildren, all living here in the Stuart, Florida area. I have legal custody of two of my grandchildren and we are in the process of adopting them. My husband Bart, is a directional driller of oil wells currently working in Oklahoma after spending about 10 years in the Bakkan Field in N. Dakota. Before working in ND he worked in the oil fields all over the world. I am a member of the Tea Party from its inception and have attended many rallies and marches including several very large ones in Washington, DC. I am also a member of our local Republican Executive Committee and am now a part of a new committee being set up to deal with the issues of Common Core and the effect it is having on our kids.
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
A Division of Advance America Foundation and Sea Quest Kids501©3
Public Charity Education Foundation. Federal ID # 51-0325463
South Bend, IN 46619 PH: 574.315.1547
WTK Webmaster – Sean Noble, Lewes, Delaware