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Can you imagine…

A world without any compassion or integrity? A future where a person’s character doesn’t matter? We can’t.

Providing global leadership, voice and resources for developing character

What we do

We advocate for character

Character.org empowers people of all ages to practice and model core values that shape our hearts, minds, and choices.

We create and share character-inspired resources

We create and share character-inspired resources

Since 1993, Character.org has collaborated and partnered with schools, organizations, workplaces, communities, and families from all over the world.

We are the hub for all things character

Every year, Character.org inspires, recognizes, and celebrates thousands of people who are champions for character.

Our Priorities

Parents & Families

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Schools & Education

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Sports & After-School Programs

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Character in the Workplace

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International

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Our Priorities

Parents & Families

Learn more >

Schools & Education

Learn more >

Sports & After-school Programs

Learn more >

Character in the Workplace

Learn more >

International

Learn more >

Schools of Character

Become a National School of Character

Character.org recognizes schools and districts that implement the rigorous standards of our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. Schools of Character serve as an exemplary model for all schools across the United States and around the world.

Student VOICES

Young people reflect on their character journey

Holly Whisenant is a college student at the University of Tennessee who shares how developing a growth mindset became one of her character strengths.

Character-INSPIRED ORGANIZATIONS

Our network is our superpower.

In this month’s spotlight we feature Dr. William Trusheim, a long-time educator who is currently the president of the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development.