“We just want them to continue to learn and grow and keep working. Because they are our next generation … our future leaders,” says Alabama Power Southern Division Area Manager, Mike Jordan.

This was his Jordan’s first experience with Liberty Learning Foundation’s Next Great Americans Bus Tour and the Super Citizen Program that students at South Highlands Elementary were kicking off today.

He, Union Springs Mayor, Saint Thomas, and fellow Alabama Power representatives Tabatha White and Tracey Tatum, watched as more than 135 students were entertained and educated by a fully costumed Lady Liberty. She taught them history of the Statue of Liberty, immigration, American history and set the stage for the 10-week program they will begin when the bus rolls away. In the program, students are immersed in multi-media-lead lessons in civics, character, financial literacy, career exploration and our Great American Story. They will conclude with a graduation ceremony in which they honor local heroes from stage. “Their learning comes full-circle,” says Liberty Learning founder Patti Yancey. “It engages the community and reminds us that we all play an important role in this country’s future.”

Liberty Learning Foundation provides civic education programs & live experiences that improve child, community & country. With the help of concerned corporate partners, the foundation donates groundbreaking resources, trains teachers, mobilizes volunteers & orchestrates emotionally charged events to teach, inspire & empower our Next Great Americans. Bullock County Schools Superintendent Keith Stewart echoed the importance of these corporate citizens in schools: “Partnerships are critical. Alabama Power has been in leader in this community.”

South Highlands Super Citizen Graduation is set for April 9th at 1pm.