Learn about Promising Practices

Submit your Promising Practice!

Character.org annually recognizes specific classroom or school-wide initiatives and practices that are significant examples of effective character development and based on one or more of our 11 Principles Framework.

We also recognize district-wide programs, sports organizations, and community-based programs. 

Donald Stewart Elementary

This Promising Practice features 1st grade students at Donald Stewart Elementary
School in Elizabeth, NJ demonstrating
their flying skills as part of their
“SuperHero Powers Rally.”

Bucks County
Technical High School

The Promising Practice at Bucks County Technical High School focused on students learning about sustainable energy. Their students spent a long, hot summer building a Sustainable/Green Energy Learning Center.
A quote from one of the students who worked on the project the entire summer:

“At the end of each day, I was so tired.
I’d go home, eat and go to bed. But I always looked forward to the next day.”

Truman Learning Center

Truman Learning Center students from Farmington, MO spend time with the senior citizens of local nursing homes where they make handmade cards together.

Resources & Guides

 Click on the information below to learn more about
submitting a Promising Practice application.


The Promising Practices application deadline of March 13, 2020 has been extended to June 30, 2020 midnight EST due to the global Covid19 health crisis.

You can access the application here.

There will be an area at the end of the application where you can enter credit card information.

Try another browser if you encounter problems. We recommend you work on your application in a Word document as a back-up. Google Chrome has worked well for most when completing the application.

The recipients will be announced in May 2020.

There is a set of criteria used to determine whether or not an application fits as a Promising Practice. Please see the Application Information for more information.