Center For American Values Programs

HIP Education

Educational outreach focused on the Center's Core Values of Honor, Integrity and Patriotism (HIP) are used to provide unique classroom resources for educators at all levels. Students are empowered to identify and define the character attributes that relate directly to American values. State-of-the-art technology and interactive audio/visual modules enhance the learning experience.

HIP Virtual

This learning management system and delivery platform is a multi-media experience to exponentially expand the reach of HIP Education to students throughout the Country. The online based learning environment attracts parents, teachers, home schoolers, as well as online curriculum providers.

On Values Speaker Series and Narratives Project

Medal of Honor recipients and noted speakers from all walks of life help bring new awareness to a variety of subjects intended to educate, inform, and create discussion about the significance of American values. Their presentations are captured and archived for the Center's Narratives Project which is evolving into a one of a kind audio/video library. Speakers who have shared their extraordinary stories include: James P. Owen, Wall Street veteran and author of Cowboy Values  and Cowboy Ethics; James Humes, author and White House speechwriter for five presidents; Corey Ciocchetti, Professor of Ethics, University of Denver; Michael Sabbeth, Esq., author of How to Talk with Children About Values; Fisher DeBerry, Hall of Fame Air Force Football Coach; Michael Strobl, author of Taking Chance; Dr. Rick Rigsby, author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout; Kathryn Childers, First Female Secret Service Agent.

Exhibits and Gallery Tours

The Center for American Values hosts and promotes conferences, seminars, continuing education, and community events that align with our Mission, Vision and Core Values. The Center is also available for private tours and other events.

Medal of Honor "Quotes" Book

The Center for American Values has published a book of Medal of Honor quotes, subtitled "Inspiration from America's Military Heroes."  The publication features a collection of quotes that reflect the honor, courage, and humility of our most decorated war heroes.

Portraits of Valor

The Center for American Values gallery exhibit, "Portraits of Valor", is an extraordinary collection of photographic portraits and documentation of more than 160 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The exhibit is a powerful example of the self sacrifice one segment of our society has made to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.

The portraits include four Medal of Honor recipients from Pueblo, including Center cofounder Drew Dix. During his presentation of the Medal to Pueblo native Raymond G. Murphy, President Dwight D. Eisenhower commented, "What is it in the water out there in Pueblo… all you guys turn out to be heroes." Pueblo is often referred to as the Home of Heroes.

The Home of Heroes Letters

Pueblo, Colorado is known as the "Home of Heroes". This humbling honor is reinforced by the powerful words of U.S. Presidents and other noteworthy leaders whose letters are available for public viewing in the Medal of Honor Gallery.

911 Steel

Members of the New York City Fire Department participated in the dedication of the World Trade Center Steel Memorial located at the Center’s entrance.

Chisman Display

William Chisman’s Civil War Medal and Rifle display with kiosk offers new insight to his heroic leadership and bravery.