Why Contribute to The Great Connections?

Ian MihuraI know I can make a difference.”

“We made our own society, where my ideas, my presence and effectiveness counted. Now I know I can make a difference.”–Ian Mihura, senior, Clarin High School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

You have the power to make the world over again—one energetic young person at a time. Change the future…by educating young people who will fight for a free society…

Our program fosters active minds, empowering individuals with the knowledge, reasoning skills, and independence to understand the world and build a life of achievement.

Autonomous, self-confident individuals will not tolerate being ruled—like the original Americans, living free in the New World, who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to fight for independence from a tyrannical Britain.

But the free future demands more than the dissemination of information. It requires an educational—a psychological—technology that suits and reflects the needs of the free human being.

The Great Connections is a direct market service for cultural change unlike any other in the movement for a free society. We not only teach outstanding young people about the knowledge, virtues, and values needed for living as an autonomous individual, our program methodology gives them the experience and opportunity to put these critical elements into practice. We are filling a market failure of the standard education process.

If you want to see a free society in the future for yourself, your family, and your friends, help change our current culture by changing the young. We need your support in growing this powerful, transformational program.

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“It has changed my life forever.”

“I found myself in an educational environment unlike any I had ever experienced before. The seminar showed me that if I wanted to be an intellectually competent person I needed to learn how to think with more discipline and care―and, what’s more, that I could. I haven’t stopped thinking about the seminar and, at the risk of sounding trite or hyperbolic, I know it has changed my life forever.” –Sable Levy, junior, Drew University, Madison, NJ

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Send contributions by check or money order to:
RIF Institute
9400 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643

Contribute by credit card at the links below, or fax your information to: 773-233-8684. Please indicate if the contribution is for the Scholarship Fund or Unrestricted in the Notes section of the Billing Details page.

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Jessica  Moore, Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica, IL

“I have learned to be independent.”

I can express myself better; I can analyze better; I have learned to be independent; I have learned to not be someone I’m not; I’ve learned to think positively about my future; and I’ve come to see myself as someone who has the potential to do whatever I strive for. I feel renewed. I feel enlightened.

Jessica Moore, Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica, IL
Janessa Colomer, University of California at San Diego, CA

“This program helped me reflect on my long-term goals.”

I love this program! I learned how to approach [philosophical] topics, learn mathematics and fashion design and found people who are motivated, determined, and proactive to further their education… this program gave me critical thinking skills …The topics discussed in this program helped me reflect on my long-term goals directly because I have a new way of learning.

Janessa Colomer, University of California at San Diego, CA
Vinny Sidhu, law student, Cardozo Law School, New York City

“Rekindling the spirit that drove this country”

The seminar is an important tool in rekindling the spirit that drove this country to greatness; I just pray that it can grow to the extent necessary to make an impact for generations to come.

Vinny Sidhu, law student, Cardozo Law School, New York City