Participating States
The following states are participating in the State Schools of Character program. Applications from schools and districts located in these states will be reviewed first by their state sponsors. Applications from states not listed below will be reviewed by CEP. Click on your state to learn more about what's happening near you and to contact your state coordinator for resources. Don't see your state listed? Learn how to start an SSOC program in your state.
Arizona
Arizona Character Education FoundationAlabama
Character @ Heart

California
University of San Diego
Character Development Center

Florida
Florida Intentional Character Partnership

Illinois
University of St. Francis College of Education and the Will County Character
Coalition

Indiana
Department of Education

Iowa
Character Counts in Iowa/Institute for Character Development at Drake University

Kansas
Kansas State Department of Education

Kentucky
Character Council of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Louisiana
LSU AgCenter 4–H Youth Development

Maryland
Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson UniversityMassachusetts
Hudson Public School District and the CCSR at Boston University

Michigan
Japhet School; Michigan Department of Education

Minnesota
Synergy & Leadership Exchange

Mississippi
Jones County Junior College

Missouri
CHARACTERplus and the St. Louis Rams

New Hampshire
Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College

New Jersey
New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD)

New York
Academy for Character Education at the Sage Colleges

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Ohio
Ohio Partners in Character Education, and Ohio Better Business BureausOklahoma
Oklahoma State Department of Education

Pennsylvania
DeSales University

South Carolina
Palmetto Character Council

South Dakota
South Dakota 4-H

Texas
Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association

Virginia
School of Education at Regent University

Washington
Leadership Innovations Team, Whitworth University, and WSASCD

West Virginia
College of Education and Human Services at Marshall University

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Character Education Partnership