WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 10,, 2015— Character.org , a national advocate and leader for the character education movement , is proud to announce it has selected Congressman John Lewis to receive its 2015 American Patriot of Character award.
Each year, this award is given to one American citizen whose leadership exemplifies the very best of the nation’s founding principles and ideals. The award seeks to recognize individuals who rise to the top of their chosen fields, while upholding the very highest ethical standards in service.
The award will be presented at Character.org’s National Forum on Character Education, Oct. 17 in Atlanta, GA.
“The life of John Lewis exemplifies the civic virtues essential for sustaining and expanding the American belief in ‘liberty and justice for all,’” said Charles Haynes, Character.org’s board chair. “A man of unparalleled courage, compassion and integrity, John Lewis embodies what it means to be an American patriot of character.”
Hundreds of effective strategies that develop good character in young people are recognized
May 12, 2015, Washington, DC –Character.org has awarded 229 Promising Practices to schools, districts, and youth-serving organizations from across the United States — as well as from Canada, China, India, Mexico, Colombia, and the United Kingdom.
“These great ideas really highlight the creative efforts of outstanding teachers across the world,” said Dr. Dave Keller, Program Director. “It’s great to recognize what’s going well in the classroom. These practices represent practical, effective ways to develop empathy, conflict resolution skills, and good citizenship.”
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2015) — Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate today recognizes 64 schools and 3 districts from 14 states as 2015 National Schools of Character. Since Character.org’s Schools of Character program’s inception in 1998, 312 schools and 21 districts have been designated with this prestigious designation impacting more than 1.5 million students. (Complete listing of the 2015 National Schools and Districts of Character found at bottom of this announcement.)
Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2015)— Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate recognizes 80 schools and 4 districts from 18 states as 2015 State Schools and Districts of Character today. Since Character.org’s Schools of Character program’s inception, more than 500 schools have been designated as a State School of Character, impacting more than 750,000 students. (Complete listing of the 2015 State Schools and Districts of Character found at bottom of this announcement.)
January 27, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national advocate and leader in the movement to educate, inspire and empower young people to be ethical and engaged citizens through reclaiming our schools for character, is pleased to announce that 165 schools and districts (representing over 110,000 students and 21 states) have applied to be considered for State and National Schools of Character recognition. The organization is proud to announce that participation in the application process has increased by 22% over last year.