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.

2015 Spring Expo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Join Us in an Exploration:
New Character Based Approaches for
Engaging the 21st Century Learner


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

NYSSOC Application

2014 National School of Character 

 Educator, Student and Parent Leadership Nomination Form

Civic and Business Leadership Nomination Form

12th Annual Champions of Character BANQUET APRIL 15, 2015


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

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.

 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

Thursday, March 19, 2015: Spring Expo on Character Education

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

July 2015: 13th Annual Summer Youth Program