Young Americans are increasingly disengaged from politics, with fewer than half of 18-to-24-year-olds planning to vote in the upcoming election, according to a Harvard Kennedy School poll. This alarming trend underscores the failure of current educational systems to instill responsible citizenship and critical thinking. To combat this, schools must emphasize liberal arts education, which fosters ideals like truth, beauty, and goodness, helping students develop the qualities needed for self-governance. The Brilla network of charter schools is addressing this gap by offering a classically inspired education to underserved students, integrating math and science with the rich history, literature, and art of Western Civilization, thereby deepening students’ understanding of justice, courage, and eternal truths.