One Generation Away will no longer be conducting our Roots of Liberty National Essay Competition. In reading thousands of entries from across the United States of America, we have learned that students, and our republic, would benefit from reading and writing about these issues in an ongoing basis, not just once a year. With that in mind, we have just launched LN GenZ.
GenZ is a dynamic website that furthers One Generation Away’s commitment to restoring, strengthening and preserving the vision of a free America by applying our founding principles to the issues of today. Our mission is to report and analyze public policy, politics, and trending topics in an age-appropriate format, utilizing the founding documents as our guide. The website is for students, and by students as well. We invite any and all students and teachers to visit LN GenZ’s submission page to learn how their work may be featured on the site. Thank you for your interest in the contest and for all those who have participated as entrants, educators, and friends. We remain, yours in liberty.
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