Young Citizens of America (YCOA)
Promoting the Growth of Young Americans through the Arts
Young Citizens of America (YCOA), a division of America's Family, a non-profit educational organization, was developed to share with and teach children, ages 6-12, on the Constitution of the United States of America, the hopes and ideals of the Founding Fathers, and the positive possibilities for their future.
YCOA encompasses personal achievement programs, opportunity for development of a well-rounded individual, motivation and utilization of tools for active citizenship, and strengthening determination to become an outstanding example and leader.
Areas for Learning
We Love Our Constitution
Learning through Music
Expressions Through Art and Literature
Achievement and Awards Program
Young people have an innate ability to recognize and understand truth. They love to learn when it is presented in a challenging but fun way. Music has proven to be a most effective tool for long-term recall, and for developing and preserving a tender love for America.
The minds and capabilities of our young people are our greatest resource. Nourish these and America will prosper.
Beginning in 1983, Larry and Alice Beebe conceived, developed and implemented the Young Citizens of America program.
The response of students, parents, educators and civic leaders, was significantly favorable. Many more children and families became involved, and it proved to be an extremely effective program. The continuing enthusiasm of the children confirmed our belief in the program and its concepts, and this encouraged continued development and implementation of a study curriculum, books, CDs and award programs for the teaching of young citizens.
HISTORY ~ HERITAGE ~ HONOR ~ LOVE ~ SERVICE ~ DEVOTION