The Foxfire Fund, Inc.

  • Georgia


98 Foxfire Lane
Moutnain City
United States

About Us

Foxfire’s Mission

Foxfire (The Foxfire Fund, Inc.) is a not-for-profit, educational, and literary organization based in Rabun County, Georgia. Foxfire’s learner-centered, community-based educational approach is advocated through both a regional demonstration site (The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center) grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that gave rise to Foxfire and a national program of teacher training and support (The Foxfire Approach to Teaching and Learning) that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people, community, and culture as essential educational tools.

Guiding Principles

•  The Foxfire Core Practices, resulting in a learner-teacher-community-focused expression of the educational experience, hold great promise for improving instruction in American classrooms.

•  Learner-teacher-community interaction is integral to the educational process.

•  We can, and should, use our physical resources to promote the mission.

•  We respect people, their relationships, and the things that are important to them.

•  Foxfire preserves and extends the original model of learner-centered, community-based approach to education developed within the Southern Appalachian culture.