Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie presenting Governor Dayton’s 2014 “Character Recognition Day” proclamation.

Character.org, in collaboration with our state affiliate, Synergy & Leadership Exchangeaccepts Schools of Character applications from public, private and charter schools as well as districts throughout the state of Minnesota through our Schools of Character program. Applicants selected as a Minnesota School of Character will hold their designation for 3 years and their applications will be forwarded to the national level for consideration as a National School of Character.

Search Institute President and CEO Kent Pekel delivering the keynote at 2014 Character Recognition Awards celebration.

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Minnesota Promising Practices
Synergy & Leadership Exchange (Synergy) recognizes schools in Minnesota that have developed and implemented a specific practice that promotes character development in their schools. The practice must be specific, unique and transferable, provide measurable results and impact, and encompass at least one of the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP’s) 11 Principles of Effective Character Education. All promising practice applications must be submitted electronically to Synergy for state consideration and to CEP for national consideration by the March deadlines. Please visit our website for details: www.synergyexchange.org and send us your promising practices in character education today.



State Coordinator(s)

Barb Bergseth photo copyBarbara Bergseth
Synergy & Leadership Exchange
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
612-419-3619
bbergseth@synergyexchange.org