We support school leaders as they develop and strengthen their school’s comprehensive character initiative.
Character.org was founded by educators who envisioned a future where every school inspires young people to understand, care about, and practice the character strengths that will enable them to flourish in school, in the workplace, and as citizens.
More than 3 million educators, students, parents and community members across the country and internationally have been positively impacted by being involved with a School of Character.
We celebrate the creative approaches schools and organizations have put in place to help children and teens understand, care about and consistently practice the core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace and as citizens.
Creating a Sustainable Culture of Character
Houston Kraft shared what he’s learned about the approaches schools put in place to create a sustainable culture of character during our Virtual Forum in October. View an edited clip from his keynote on our YouTube channel.
Houston Kraft is a professional speaker, author, curriculum designer, and kindness advocate who speaks at schools, conferences, and events internationally. He has spoken to over a half a million people at 600 engagements and counting. He is the co-founder of CharacterStrong – trainings and curriculums that create more compassionate cultures in schools and communities. They work with 2,500 schools serving over 1 million students with their content. His published is first book, Deep Kindness, in 2020.
Ethics & Integrity Initiative
Character.org recently received a 3-year grant from the School for Ethical Education to increase ethical awareness and behavior in society by advancing the ethical education of young people.
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These organizations can help you get started:
Promote positive character development in young people by partnering with schools, families, and communities to provide character education evidence-based processes, expert support, and professional resources.
Provides practical character education/SEL strategies, curricular resources, and training to positively impact your school system, community, youth-serving, or people-helping organization.
Their mission is to create safer and more loving communities through no cost Character Social Emotional Development programs (CSED) that are free of cost and suited for all stages of life.
Assists educators and all other stakeholders in their efforts to foster ethical, responsible and caring people as they model and teach the social-emotional skills and core ethical values that lead to good character.
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