Yesterday, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced that FIRE was a winner of the 2011 Templeton Freedom Award for Student Outreach. We are honored to once again be recognized as one of the best organizations for advancing the understanding of freedom, and we would like to thank the Atlas and Templeton foundations for this distinction. The award grants $10,000 to FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program for its impressive work improving education about freedom on campus.
FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program has done outstanding work, including distributing more than 280,000 print and electronic copies of FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus, sending FIRE representatives to speak at hundreds of campuses across the country, and educating high school students through a "know before you go" initiative. We would like to thank our dedicated staff and generous supporters for making this award possible!