Camden County Technical Schools  Pennsauken Campus
Pennsauken, New Jersey
2015 National School of Character

Camden County Tech Pennsauken Penn Tech has continued with great strides in character education. Although our students have many obstacles, they have shown that they are students with outstanding character. Our program began in 2005 with a group of concerned stakeholders involved in the Parent Advisory Committee who wanted students to leave Penn Tech with success in character as well as academics and career areas. Since then, we have created committees, implemented programs, and empowered students, teachers, and parents to create a community of character and service learning.  We have worked very hard to implement our Core Values: Service Learning, Respect, and Responsibility. In 2013, we added an important program to our Service Learning. On Martin Luther King Day, we created our first Day of Service at Penn Tech. This event was attended by an impressive amount of students, staff, and community members. We spent the day organizing donated items for troops, making “Thank You Cards,” and working around the building.  Along with this program, our students contribute to the community in many ways that show our character education journey is successful.  Our students show respect by volunteering in nursing homes, raising money for juvenile diabetes, working at animal shelters, and many more.  We have shifted our focus to showing respect and responsibility by implementing service learning projects.  Students, parents, teachers, and community members have indicated that this focus is working well.

Lesson Plan
Respect Lesson Four – Kindness

Gregory Cappello
Assistant Principal
6008 Browning Road
Pennsauken, New Jersey 8053