Our Character Development Program is for grades K-5, middle, and high school students, exposing them to positive influences and environments.
The program consists of the Six Pillars of Character (Grades K-5) - Trustworthiness (tell the truth, keep your promises, and do the right thing); Respect (treat others the way you want others to treat you); Responsibility (make good choices, do what is right, and be accountable for your behavior); Fairness (play by the rules, be opened minded, and treat people right); Caring (be kind, helpful, and giving and value the feelings of others; and Citizenship (work to make your school and community a better place to live).
The 10 Core Virtues of Character (Middle and High School Students) include the Six Pillars of Character listed above 4 other virtues - Honesty (being upright in principles and actions; Integrity (moral or ethical strength; quality of being honest);Courage (to feel the fear and still be able to face danger, pain, or trouble); and Diligence (earnest and persistent application to an undertaking).
We emphasize the following Principles of Character:
Defined by what you say and not what you do.
Every choice you make helps define the person you are choosing to be.
Good character requires doing the right thing, even when it is costly or risky.
You don't have to take the worst behavior of others as a standard for yourself - you can choose to be better than that.
What you do matters, and one person can make a difference.
The payoff of having good character is that it makes you a better person and it makes the world a better place.