Why Ben Franklin?

Benjamin Franklin has been called America's founding Renaissance Man.  He was exceptionally well-rounded and he excelled in many different fields of endeavor.   One of our goals is to develop children like him.  So who was Ben Franklin? 

  • Statesman, politician and ambassador 
  • Inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, and an odometer 
  • Scientist that lead to discoveries in the field of electricity among others 
  • Soldier in the American Revolutionary war 
  • Civic activist 
  • Author and founder of the library system 
  • Printer 
  • Musician 
  • Established the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Sought self-improvement through his 13 virtues 
  • Signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution