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!

October 23, 2014

Raising the Bar by Design:
Best Practices for Character Education & Common Core
Registration and additional information


October is National Bullying Awareness Month!


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 Deadline: December 12, 2014

 2014-2015 Key Dates 

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 15th Annual Fall Symposium on Character Education
Monday, December 1, 2014: Champions of Character Awards Nomination Deadline
Educator, Student, and Parent Leadership Nomination Form
Civic and Business Leadership Nomination Form

Friday, December 12, 2014: NYSSOC Application Deadline
Thursday, December 4, 2014:
13th Youth Leadership Summit
Wednesday, April 15, 2015: 12th Champions of Character Awards Banquet
July 2015:
13th Annual Summer Youth Program