Welcome to the
Johnson County First Amendment Foundation website!



Image Source: nancygarden.comIn Memory of Nancy Garden (1938-2014), a steadfast defender of the intellectual freedom of young readers, whose writings thoughtfully addressed the questions of young readers about their place in the world.





Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


The mission of the Johnson County First Amendment Foundation is to promote a better understanding among Kansas students, particularly in Johnson County, of First Amendment and other Constitutional rights that ensure a free society’s freedom to write, freedom to publish and freedom to read.