Americans All was one of the nation’s first education nonprofits to provide K-12 schools with multiple-perspective, diversity-based, supplemental social studies classroom resources as well as activities for English Language Arts programs. As our nation became more politically polarized, we needed to offer a program that would be accepted by as many schools and students as possible. Using two of the major components—our Heritage Honor Roll and Legacy Partner landing pages—we created a unique, community-outreach program that specifically benefits students participating in non-academic school activities, and the businesses and professional service providers in their communities.
Participation in Americans All is free for students, schools, and other nonprofits, but businesses pay a nominal annual fee of $49 to our marketing partner, the Americans All Benefit Corporation, to share their stories, expand their outreach and provide discounts on goods and services to our members. After a one-year free trial, our members have the option to subscribe to the Benefit Corporation’s program to continue receiving discounts on goods and services for $4/mo. Members will never be automatically billed for the Social Legacy Network fee and can cancel their subscription at any time. No credit card is required to be put on file for the free trial. In addition, we do not store credit card data or share or sell our members’ contact information. The website does not allow pop-up ads or the use of AI.
Yes, you can. The ability to create and publish a story for our Heritage Honor Roll and to have it hosted by as many of our Legacy Partners on their landing pages is a major benefit for our members, not a requirement. Members gain electronic access to our current social studies resources; an opportunity to create a shorter version of their online legacy story (up to 500 words) and print it in an 8½” x 11” format. Moreover, Americans All members automatically receive a free, one-year trial subscription to our Social Legacy Network to gain more benefits. You never lose your lifetime membership even if you do not create a story.
Legacy Partners are education, ethnic and cultural groups, and local businesses or professional service providers whose missions reinforce our goals of creating and sharing legacy stories and supporting student success in school and our workforce. Nonprofits (including schools) participate in our program at no cost because they host, on their home page(s) on our Web site, legacy stories of clients, members, associates and staff published on our Heritage Honor Roll to provide additional exposure for these stories. Businesses join for an annual fee and can use their stories to expand their outreach and provide discounts on goods and services to our members.
We comply with the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act” of 1998 and therefore disallow children under 13 from putting personal information on our site. We focus on high school juniors and seniors as well as the general adult public.
All content and images published on our site are considered to be in the public domain unless it is clearly noted that they are protected by copyright laws. We cannot provide permission for commercial use. However, content can be reproduced from our site for educational or personal use as long as a citation is provided.
We donate 80 percent of the gross gross revenue we receive to participating schools and their communities.
Americans All provides step-by-step tutorials and easy-to-use templates to simplify the creative process. Legacy stories reflect members’
views and are not vetted for accuracy. However, all text is filtered through a third-party, secure Profanity App to ensure that they do not contain inappropriate language. If requested, our editorial staff can override the App if they feel the identified word or phrase is acceptable by today’s standards. Stories can be about individuals, groups or issues/topics, contain up to 2,000 words (1,000 can be password protected for privacy), be augmented with images, logos, hyperlinks, photographs, and audio-video media, and be published in multiple languages, including the second story in English.
When creating their stories, members only need to fill out a few required fields and select "Save My Work.” The story can be completed at their own pace
What makes us unique is the inclusion of historical information to provide context for many of these stories and their experiences, observations, and accomplishments.
Data obtained from members creating a legacy story for the Heritage Honor Roll is confidential and is not shared. We only keep a member's e-mail and name. Information used to identify public and private schools has been obtained from public domain databases.
Click here to register for Americans All and access program benefits.