Character.org Presents Congressman John Lewis with its 2015 American Patriot of Character Award

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.”

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Promising Practices in Character Education Announced for 2015

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.”

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