Movie Review – Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure

When something old becomes new again in American history our Education Program Leaders (EPL) get excited!  Kirk Cameron, of Full House fame, resurrected such a treasure when he explored the Forefather’s Monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  EPLs Andrew and Sheila share their thoughts on Cameron’s movie Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure. *Warning: May Contain … More Movie Review – Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure

3 TIPS for Preparing a Proposal for an Educational Travel Program

If you have ever felt the same way, check out these 3 TIPS for preparing a proposal for an educational travel program. The more prepared you are before presenting your idea to your administration team, the more likely they will give your ideas their full consideration 1. Do Your Homework Research several different travel companies. … More 3 TIPS for Preparing a Proposal for an Educational Travel Program

What Easter and the Presidential Primaries Have in Common

“Trust me—I’m very interested in this election, even more about what it’s revealing about the character of our nation than who will actually reach office.” i As Easter passed and the media chattered constantly about political primaries and presidential candidates, we at American Christian Tours could not help but sense a bit of déjà vu. … More What Easter and the Presidential Primaries Have in Common

Gratitude and a reflective, quiet spirit go hand-in-hand. We’re not talking about momentary gratitude—the kind where you make sure to text a very sincere “Thnx a lot!! emoji, emoji…” but then quickly move about your busy day. Rather, we are speaking of the gratitude that is a way of life—a pervasive attitude that affects every … More

Nothing to Fear

Have you noticed that every year Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger? Halloween décor occupies more and more aisles in the stores. And the number of neighborhood lawns filled with scary-looking ghosts, witches, black cats, and mummies seem to have doubled or tripled from past years. While some of you (or your neighbors) … More Nothing to Fear

Krista: Program Leader-Blogger-Worldchanger

Krista has been a part of the ACTS team since 2010 leading students throughout the historic East Coast.  She is an enthusiastic storyteller whose passion for Jesus and America shine as she champions young people and adults to live their lives for a greater purpose! Check out Krista’s blog post on crossexamined.org  where she addresses the question: … More Krista: Program Leader-Blogger-Worldchanger

How can a 6th grader be a patriot?

Students today are being impacted by many things. Pop culture, social media, games, and entertainment are all competing for the hearts of America’s youth. Are patriotism and self-sacrifice becoming out-dated? We don’t think so. Investing in our young people has lasting impact. A sixth-grader on a recent Education Program shares her story – in her … More How can a 6th grader be a patriot?