The Academy for Character Education
We believe that character education provides the basis for developing a stronger, caring community. Character education initiatives can help create a community featuring responsible, respectful behavior that welcomes the quest for justice and excellence. We firmly believe in the mandate that character education needs to be infused into the curriculum of all schools and in our communities. Comprehensive community-wide character education programs result in positive changes for families, schools and communities.
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12th Annual Champions of Character Banquet
April 15, 2015, Franklin Plaza Ballroom, Troy, NY
Each spring, The Academy awards schools, students, teachers, businesses, organizations and other professionals in recognition of their efforts to provide a comprehensive positive character environment. This year Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is our honorary Chairperson. The New York State School of Character awards are presented by The Academy in conjunction with the national Character Education Partnership.
2015 New York State School of Character
See 2015 NYSSOC here
Summer Character Based Academic and Cultural
During the month of July, The Academy presents a Summer Youth Program. This exciting venture is organized in partnership with the Troy Housing Authority, Pioneer Bank and Educational Vistas. With the close of the school year, we have a wonderful opportunity to honor our youth who are working to improve both their habits of good behavior and academic skills during their summer vacation. The program instills positive character trait reinforcement, cultural enrichment experiences (including Saratoga Performing Arts), academic enrichment and enthusiasm in the students, families, and community participants.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month!
Click HERE to view our bullying prevention page & this year's proclamations! WGNA and Richie Phillips support Anti-Bullying Awareness:
West Sand Lake Elementary School Students "We Won't Bully You" Elmsford UFSD School and Community Bullying Awareness Maple Avenue School and Bullying Awareness
2014 Character Education Newsletter
View the Fall 2014 Stand Up for Character Journal!