The Academy for Character Education

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At The Academy, 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 really does matter.


2014 Summer Academic Enrichment Camp

Click HERE to learn more about The Academy's Character Education Academic Enrichment Camp.


15th Annual Character Education Symposium

We are excited to announce that the 2014 Northeast United States Character Education Best Practices Symposium will be held on October 23, 2014.


New York State School of Character

The 2015 New York State School of Character (NYSSOC) application deadline is December 1, 2014. Click HERE to go to The Academy's NYSSOC webpage to learn about our Character Education Development Program. There, you can access the Character Education Partnership (CEP) website to access the online application.


2014 Youth Leadership Summit

To learn more about registration for the December 4, 2014 Youth Leadership Summit contact The Academy at 518-244-2336.


2015 Champions of Character Banquet

The Academy for Character Education will hold its 12th Annual Champions of Character Awards Banquet in April, 2015. Continue to check our web page for updates about next year's banquet.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges hosted its 11th Annual Champions of Character Banquet

at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom, 4th & Grand Streets, Troy, NY. Reception hour was from 5:30-6:30pm and the awards ceremony began at 6:30pm.

This event honored Capital Region and Northeastern United States leadership and dedication to the vision and mission of fostering positive character development in our schools and communities.  The 2014 honorees have been posted on the Banquet webpage (click on 11th Annual Champions of Character Banquet).

Award-winning WGNA DJ and Bullying Prevention advocate, Richie Phillips was the media emcee at the Banquet. Also known as "Rhymin' Richie, he has been at WGNA for 21 years. He also frequently visits schools and inspires our youth.


           2014-2015 Calendar and Updates

July 2014: 12th Annual Character Based Academic Enrichment Camp

October 23, 2014: Fall Conference (15th Annual Conference on Character Education)

December 4, 2014: 13th Youth Leadership Summit

April 2015: 12th Champions of Character Awards Banquet

Check-out our 2013 Newsletter for more information about The Academy!