The Academy for Character Education

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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. 

Character Matters.

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2014 Character Education Newsletter

View the Fall 2014 Stand Up for Character Journal!

13th Annual YOUTH SUMMIT: Register Now!

The 2014 Youth Summit will be held December 4, 2014.

October is National Bullying Awareness Month!

               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

Join The Academy in bringing awareness to schools and the community!

Contact Dr. Philip Fusco with your school's anti-bullying program and we invite civic leaders to forward us your proclamation noting your recognition of this month.

Click HERE to view our bullying prevention page & this year's proclamations!

New NYSSOC and CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER Deadlines: December 12, 2014

NYSSOC Application

 Educator, Student and Parent Leadership Nomination Form

Civic and Business Leadership Nomination Form

2014-2015 Character Education SYMPOSIUM

Now Scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Raising the Bar by Design:

Best Practices for Character Education & Common Core


 2014-2015 Key Dates 

Thursday, December 4, 2014: 13th Annual Youth Leadership Summit

Friday, December 12, 2014: Champions of Character Awards Nominations Deadline

Friday, December 12, 2014: NYSSOC Application Deadline

March, 2014: 15th Annual Fall Symposium on Character Education

Wednesday, April 15, 2015: 12th Annual Champions of Character Awards Banquet

July 2015: 13th Annual Summer Youth Program