Other Programs

Good Citizens Family Appreciation Day

Every fall, the Youth Work Committee and the Abraham Lincoln Foundation partner to host Good Citizen Family Appreciation Day. They hold this event to show appreciation for the families who helped shape the fine young citizens who received the Union League’s Good Citizenship Award. During the event attendees:

  • Tour the Union League building guided by volunteer docents
  • View one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Foundation’s historic collections
  • Enjoy light refreshments
  • see photographs and video from Good Citizen Day
  • Meet other Good Citizenship Awardees and their families from across the Greater Philadelphia region
  • Talk with Union League members who support the Youth Work program
  • Learn about other Union League opportunities, such as the Scholarship Foundation program

This year's Family Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  

For more information, e-mail foundations@unionleague.org.

Liberty Weekend

The upcoming Liberty Weekend took place on January 4-6, 2018. This program, held by The Youth Work and Scholarship Foundations,  is a three-day educational program to explore the ideas of freedom and free enterprise. Students participate in discussions regarding democracy, individual rights, economics and law. To see highlights from our program earlier this year - click here.

Spirit of America

Since 1994, the Youth Work Foundation has awarded scholarships to Good Citizen awardees to attend the Spirit of America conference. The Spirit of America program is a freedom and leadership youth conference that continues the citizenship education of Good Citizen Day. The current year’s Good Citizen Awardees are invited to apply to be a part of this three-day event held at the Valley Forge campus of the Freedoms Foundation. Students who are selected for this program gain additional insights into the freedoms they enjoy as United States citizens and the responsibilities they bear as citizens. Please visit www.freedomsfoundation.org for more information about the program. Good Citizenship Awardees should automatically receive applications in December.  

Applications are due back to the Foundations office by January 19, 2018. 

There is an application for each Liberty Weekend and Spirit of America.

Application for Liberty Weekend were released this summer. Complete applications are due back to the Foundations office by Monday, December 11, 2017. Click here for application.

For Spirit of America, the application will be released in November.  The application is due back to the Foundations office by Friday, January 19, 2018.

If you do not receive the application, contact us via e-mail, foundations@unionleague.org.