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International Forum

Champions for Character

Awards Ceremony

Each year, Character.org recognizes and celebrates people and organizations we proudly call “Champions for Character.”

Join us on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 PM (EST) when we will recognize our 2022 Champions for Character. The 1-hour event will be held virtually and is free and open to all. Registration will open in early June.

Thank you to everyone who nominated an individual or organization.

Nominations were due April 29, 2022.

We received nominations within these five areas:

Parents & Families | Sports Programs | After-School Programs | International | Workplace

Champion for Character: Parents and Families Award

Character.org invites you to nominate an individual or organization that inspires and empowers parents and families to model and foster the core values that shape the hearts, minds, and choices of their children and teens. The notable achievements of the individual or organization may be through a particular program, research, publications, or as a respected thought leader.

Champion for Character: Sports Award

Character.org invites you to nominate an individual or organization that inspires and empowers coaches and athletes to model and foster the core values of integrity and sportsmanship. The notable achievements of the individual or organization may be through a particular program, research, publications, or as a respected thought leader.

Champion for Character: After-School Program Award

Character.org invites you to nominate an individual or organization that has
demonstrated a sustained commitment to cultivating a culture of character as essential to their after-school program.

Champion for Character: International Award

Character.org invites you to nominate an individual or organization that has
demonstrated a sustained commitment to character development beyond the United States.

John Winthrop Wright “Ethics in Action” Award

During our awards ceremony, Character.org will also honor an individual with the John Winthrop Wright “Ethics in Action” Award. The award is named after John Winthrop Wright who founded The School for Ethical Education in 1995.

Character.org invites you to nominate an individual who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to ethical leadership. We seek to recognize an individual who models and emphasizes core ethical values as essential to the mission and success of their company or organization. These core ethical values include: fairness, respect, responsibility, caring, justice, honesty, courtesy, citizenship, and the principles of the Golden Rule.

This award is made possible by a grant from The School for Ethical Education.