The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute (RIFI) is a non-profit educational organization that runs weekend and week-long Great Connections Seminars for students and adults. RIFI is devoted to fostering active minds, empowering each student with the knowledge, reasoning skills, and independence to understand the world and build a life of adventure and creative achievement. RIFI is part of The Foundation for the College of the United States, which aims to create a new college for students 16 and up using the Classics and modern texts across the ideological spectrum, and methods for optimal learning, inspired by the Montessori method of teaching.