Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall at the Forum features excellent resources from organizations that work to better schools and society at large. Be sure to check back frequently as the below list of organizations continues to grow! Lin e

2012 Exhibitors

Active Parenting Publishers

1220 Kennestone Circle, Suite 130, Marietta, GA 30066
Led by founder, Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., Active Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based education programs to helping professionals since 1983. Our research-based programs cover topics including parenting, character education, school success and loss. Please call 800-825-0060 for more information or visit our website at www.activeparenting.com.

American Institutes for Research Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center

1000 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, DC 20007

SSSTA works with a team of specialists and experts to provide training and technical assistance on (1) developing and managing school climate surveys and their data and (2) selecting and implementing appropriate programmatic interventions identified by data that will improve school climate so that all students are academically successful.

Art Image Publications

PO Box 160, Derby Line, VT 05830
Since 1980, Art Image Publications has been dedicated to producing quality multicultural art instructional resource material for distribution across the United States, Canada and some European countries. Art Image programs consist of sets of prints each accompanied by a Teacher’s Guide that provide both the classroom teacher and art specialist meaningful lessons in Seeing Art and Making Art.


1460 Craig Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146
The CharacterplusWay.


9841 Airport Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045
CHARACTER COUNTS!, based on Six Pillars of Character:  trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, is the most widely implemented character education framework in the nation and a national coalition of schools, communities and service organizations working to build character and ethical decision making skills in youth.  Please visit www.CharacterCounts.org.

Character Development Group

366 Bella Vista Drive, Boone, NC 28607

Character First

Character First
13800 Benson, Suite 206, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Character First! Education curriculum provides lessons that elementary and secondary teachers can use to explain specific character qualities to their students. The curriculum includes Teacher’s Guides with stories, object lessons, reading assignments, discussion questions and other activities. Posters, Student Guides, Character Cards and other support materials are also available.

Film Clips for Character Education

4903 Island View St., Oxnard, CA 93035

We offer fully licensed short clips from popular Hollywood Movies with study guides designed to trigger instant engagement, critical thinking, mature behavior and positive school climates. Themes include Honesty, Cooperation, Respect, Bullying Issues, Self-Control, Leadership, Citizenship, etc.  Presented on DVD, Streaming and Site Server Packages. Endorsed by Character Education Partnership, Georgia & North Carolina Superintendents of Education, Association of Middle Level Educators, American School Counselor Association, National Service Learning Partnership, Character Counts!, National School Climate Center.

The First Tee

425 S. Legacy Trail, Saint Augustine, FL 32092
The mission of The First Tee is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Healthy Heroes Alliance

1716 Wildwood Lane, Darien, IL 60561

Healthy Heroes Alliance uses entertaining and educational content to empower children to reach their highest potential. Our curriculum, called SHAKTI WARRIORS, takes a compelling and innovative approach towards Social and Emotional Learning and Healthy Lifestyle literacy by reaching kids in ways relevant to their lives.

The Hero Construction Company

P.O. Box 1323, Brighton, MI 48116
The Hero Construction Company builds heroes in schools.

Humane Society University

2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Humane Society University (HSU) empowers current and future leaders of the animal protection community. HSU is a private, nonprofit, licensed, degree-granting institution located in Washington, DC. HSU is the first higher education institution in the country to provide Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, graduate certificates, and noncredit professional development programs exclusively dedicated to human-animal studies.

Institute for Excellence and Ethics

PO Box 185, Lafayette, NY 13084
The Institute for Excellence & Ethics is a nonprofit organization specializing in professional development, curriculum design, assessment and consulting services. IEE develops and disseminates research-based tools for building the culture of excellence & ethics in school, sport, workplace, home and community, and targeting individual competencies aligned with current educational intervention initiatives.

Institute for Humane Education

Institute for Humane Education
PO Box 260, Surry, ME 04684
The Institute for Humane Education is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to fostering peace, sustainability and compassion through humane education. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society. Headquartered in Surry, Maine, the Institute for Humane Education has been training humane educators and promoting humane education since 1996. The Institute for Humane Education offers online programs, workshops and institutes, a dynamic resource-filled website, and five accredited graduate programs in humane education in affiliation with Valparaiso University: http://www.humaneeducation.org/.

Integrity Time

PO Box 7286, Tupelo, MS 38804
Integrity Time is a unique program designed to teach young children, ages K-4, the foundational values of integrity. This complete character education curriculum utilizes lessons, creative songs, games, special snacks, and fun puppets, to teach students many lessons about the importance of choosing what is true and good and right.

Manners of the Heart

215 Royal Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Manners of the Heart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming homes, schools, and communities through character education programs, curricula, workshops, and parenting books. Our programs serve children, teens, adults, families and educators in all 50 states and five countries impacting over 900,000 people.

Matthew Shepard Foundation

1530 Blake St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202

Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs, and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach, and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story.

National Runaway Switchboard

3080 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657
National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) serves as the federally-designated national communication system for homeless and runaway youth.  Through hotline and online services, NRS provides crisis intervention, referrals to local resources, and education and prevention services to youth, families and community members throughout the country 24/7.  Contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or www.1800RUNAWAY.org.

Quantum Learning Education

1938 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
760-722-0072 x 156
Be sure to experience our new 21st Century Life and Learning Skills curriculum that features the powerful K-12 8 Keys of Excellence character program from world-renown SuperCamp. These programs reduce bullying, improve communication, increase confidence and equip students with learning skills that meet the demands of Common Core standards.

Rachel's Challenge

1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 210, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Rachel’s Challenge is the largest school assembly program in the nation with programs ranging from K-12, college and into the corporate world.  It is based on the life of Rachel Scott who was killed at Columbine High School. Her acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation for this powerful program that encourages each person to start a chain reaction of kindness.


6202 Wilmett Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
School-Connect develops, publishes, and trains educators in implementing School-Connect: Optimizing the High School Experience, a 40-lesson curriculum for boosting students’ social, emotional, and academic skills. School-Connect is implemented nationally in 50 states in freshman seminars, student advisories, classes for special needs students, leadership programs, and alternative schools. Visit us at www.school-connect.net.

Scream N' Shout Kidz With Character

PO Box 862, Seymour, TN 37865
Scream N Shout is an interactive character assembly that incorporates music,
dance, and easy to follow choreography. The kids learn that being cool
means being respectful, reliable, responsible, trustworthy, and fair. Special
effects, music, audience interaction, and fun help bring home the idea that
character in our lives really counts.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY

1133 19th Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Get Into It resources include FREE lessons, videos, online games and youth-led activities to promote acceptance and inclusion in classrooms and beyond. Get Into It is one of many tools from Special Olympics Project UNIFY, working to empower all youth to be agents of change. Learn more at www.specialolympics.org/getintoit.

Two by Two, Inc.

620 S. Grandview Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52003
Would you like to infuse character and humane concepts throughout your day, every day?  Come see Two by Two’s NEW Kindhearted Kids Tool Kits of Character developed for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Start your day off with positive community meetings, read quality character literature, incorporate pro-social lessons throughout all academic areas, and enjoy character songs, cheers, and poems right at your fingertips!  Check out our interactive Kindhearted Kids Programs too!


2175 Reilly Rd., Stop A,
Ft. Bradd, NC 28310
Army ROTC is the foremost leadership development course in the nation. In conjunction with a four year degree, Army ROTC Cadets are commissioned into the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. The challenges presented in the ROTC program not only prepare students for being a leader in the Army, but it also prepares them for the leadership challenges they will encounter in their professional careers.


1201 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
Zaner-Bloser is a premier publisher of research-based handwriting, reading, spelling, writing, and vocabulary programs for PreKindergarten through eighth grade. The company creates dynamic, appealing, and effective educational programs and services that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.
Zaner-Bloser’s Voices Literature & Writing is a literacy and social development program designed to create a positive learning environment, promote social development, and increase academic achievement.