Trojan Patriot Academy to help prepare the next generation of leaders

The Trojan Patriot Academy will teach rising high school seniors more about leadership, civics and U.S. History.

The Trojan Patriot Academy will teach rising high school seniors more about leadership, civics and U.S. History.

A partnership between the American Village Citizenship Trust and Troy University will enable a select group of rising high school seniors from around Alabama to learn more about leadership, civics and U.S. History during the inaugural Trojan Patriot Academy.

The five-night camp, set for June 9-14, is designed to expose students to leadership practices and ideals through the lens of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

“We are grateful for our partnership with the American Village Citizenship Trust, and we are excited about the difference the Trojan Patriot Academy will make in shaping the next generation of leaders in Alabama,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University. “We believe our nation needs leaders now more than any point in its history. This weeklong academy will help to equip students with the practices and ideals that have made our country great.”

Participants will spend the first two days at the Troy Campus, learning about servant leadership, followed by a trip to Montgomery to meet state leaders, tour the Alabama Statehouse and learn about the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement during a tour of Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The camp will end with a stay at the American Village in Montevallo where students will take part in an immersive educational experience, getting a first-hand look at the leadership principles that shaped America’s founding.

“The Trojan Patriot Academy will serve as an outstanding opportunity for our youngest citizens and future leaders to examine the founding principles of the United States and their own vital role in shaping our future,” said Alan B. Miller, CEO of American Village.  “Understanding the challenges that confronted the founders of our nation will allow participants to more fully appreciate the importance and challenges of principled leadership.”

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