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In Their Own Voice

High school senior Nasir Kemper reflects on a crucible moment that inspired him to find his moral compass.


Become a National School of Character certifies schools and school districts that have implemented the rigorous standards described in our 11 Principles Framework for Schools.

These schools serve as an exemplary model for all schools across the United States.

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is Vital 

Character shapes our children’s destiny, what makes them good people, and gives them the best hope for a brighter tomorrow. Advancing our children’s moral skills is where we must put our energy and resources. It has never been more important to nurture character in young people. 

Dr. Michele Borba

Author, Speaker, Parenting Expert

Tools and Resources
for Development provides valuable tools and resources to help our coaches and players learn the skills to build character. Sports is the perfect petri dish to cultivate character development in our youth.

Sarah Pickens
U.S. Soccer Foundation

Building a More
Compassionate World

With the responsibility of having our students’ education in our hands, it is fundamentally necessary to model and instill moral values to our youngsters. This will help us build a world that is compassionate because character determines our destiny in our society.

Evelyn Rodriguez Salcedo

Juan Pablo Duarte Jose Julian Marti School #28

We are stronger together

Our goal at is to be the voice and
advocate for all character-inspired organizations.

This month we feature the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership

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K-12 Model Standards
Character and SEL recently developed Model Standards to connect character development and social-emotional learning.

What is
Current research suggests four dimensions: Moral Character, Performance Character, Intellectual Character, and Civic Character.

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Promising Practices
Character development occurs in homes.
In schools. In communities. On sport teams.
We encourage you to submit your
Promising Practice!

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