Be an
Independent Contributor

If you don't have VHP at your school,
you can still honor a veteran,
preserve a legacy & make a difference.

Do you home school and want to . . .
facilitate character education through experiential learning, build appreciation for service and veterans, and preserve first-person history?
Are you an adult who wishes to . . .
preserve a family member's service legacy,
connect with your community, and
be part of something bigger than yourself?
Are you a 7th - 12th grade student interested in . . .
building confidence and 21st century skills,
forming relationships with our country's heroes, and
becoming a published author?

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Independent Contributor Program

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Students interview U.S. military veterans who share first-person history, life experiences, and lessons of character, leadership, and perseverance.

  • Record the oral history interview for preservation in the Llbrary of Congress.
  • Write the veterans' service stories for publication in VHP's hardbound book, Since You Asked™.
  • Honor your veteran and be recognized for your work at our annual community book-signing event in Arizona.

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Program Activities Timeline
April - October 1       Open Enrollment
December 15            Submission Deadline
January - March       Archive
April                          Book Reception

    Educational Supports

    • Learning Management System
    • Veteran connections if needed
    • Editing support
    • Technology guidance
    • Certificate of completion

    Participation Fee
    A $200 fee supports the publication of the veterans story.  Each veteran and author receive a free copy of Since You Asked.

    Independent Contributor Guide
    Our Independent Contributor Guide directs participants step-by-step through conducting oral history interviews; writing, editing, and publishing their veterans' stories in Since You Asked, and preserving the recorded interviews in the Library of Congress.  Video tutorials, interview questions, and writing worksheets are some of the supportive curriculum materials. 
    Two Ways to Participate
    1) Work independently, with the opportunity to have VHP Program Staff and Editorial Committee review your writing and provide feedback.

    2) Set up a private course for your group of contributors (minimum of three participants) and track everyone's progress with moderator access.

    The technology platform is intuitive and provides an interactive experience which allows for self-guided progress, with automated milestone deadlines. The web-based LMS is compatible with the two most recent versions of Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox, and can be used on a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.  Compliant with FERPA, COPPA and other applicable privacy regulations.