Links

Please visit the following sites if you'd like to interact with other organizations, people, and products dedicated to helping you to encourage the development of personal qualities and skills in children and youth that will allow them to grow into good members of our society.

 

Character Education and Social Emotional Learning

 

Character Education Partnership (CEP)
National non-profit organization that promotes character education in schools.

Center for the 4th and 5th R's
Organization helping schools develop effective character education programs

Character Counts! /Josephson Institute of Ethics
A nationwide coalition of districts, schools, and youth-serving organizations that use the Six Pillars of Character as a framework for character development. WiseSkills partners with Character Counts! to promote character-building in schools and organizations.

Ethics Resource Center
Research organization that promotes ethics and the teaching of ethics in American institutions.

Institute for Global Ethics
Organization promoting ethical behavior in individuals, educators, and organizations.

Character Education & Civic Education Technical Assistance Center (CETAC)
Federal government agency that supports character education and civic education programs. 

Giraffe Heroes Project
Materials and resources that highlight people "sticking their necks out" to help others.

Good Character.com
A variety of free online character education lessons, activities, and resources

Live Wire Media
Producers of inspiring videos that engage young people and teach the importance of good character. 

Character Development Group
Provides resources and workshops, and training for effective character education.

It's All About Character
Resources and information about Dr. Mike Thomson, speaker and character educator featured in the Wisdom for Lifecompanion video series In Search of Character.

Center for Youth Issues
Offers a variety of character education and prevention resources.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency that provides information about research and effective drug prevention strategies.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice agency that provides research into best practices for effective juvenile justice and prevention programs.

School for Ethical Education
Organization promoting effective strategies for teaching character, promoting service-learning, and building caring communities.

Community Service / Service-Learning


Corporation for National Service
A joint government / private partnership promoting service nationwide.

Volunteer Match

An organization that helps individuals find service opportunities in their local communities.

Learn & Serve America

Provides training and support for providing youth with meaningful service-learning experiences.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse

Information and resources to support service-learning programs.

Youth Service America
Resource center that seeks to increase the number of youth involved in community service by working with families, schools, communities, businesses, government, and organizations.


Family Involvement


U. S. Department of Education Information for Parents
Information to support families and help them get involved in local schools.

The National P.T.A.
National Parent Organization working to involve families in their children's education. 

National Center for Family Literacy
Organization that equips families by building literacy skills and involving parents in their children's development.

Drug & Violence Prevention


National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Federal agency that helps communities prevent violence committed by and against young people.
    
National Alliance for Safe Schools
Organization that helps schools become safe and healthy environments.
    
Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
A practical resource that examines the effectiveness of specific violence prevention strategies.
    
Search Institute
Youth-serving organization that helps schools and communities develop 40 developmental assets in young people that promote positive prevention.
    
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency that provides information about research and effective drug prevention strategies.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice agency that provides research into best practices for effective juvenile justice and prevention programs.