Character Ed. Links

Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By

Accent on Success

Achiever McBeaver Character Education Program

Advance Publishing, Inc. (award-winning character-building picture story books)

America's All Stars

America's Promise

Appleseeds (quotations & short stories that promote positive attitudes)

Bonner Center for Character Education

Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership

Bully Beware Productions

California Department of Education Character Education

A Call to Stop Bullying

Center for Character and Citizenship

Center for Character and Social Responsibility

The Center for the 4th & 5th Rs

The Center for Learning

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

Centre for Values Education (CAVE)

Character Counts! Coalition

Character Development Foundation

Character Development Group

Character Education Lessons (Legacy Educational Resources)

Character Education Network

The Character Education Partnership

Character Education Resources

Character is the Key (Book focusing on parents' modeling good character and a step-by-step plan to improve communication.)


Characters of Character (award-winning character education program)

Children of the World (has a Christian emphasis)

Children's Defense Fund


Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Common Ground (High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Learning Center)

Community of Caring

The Corporation for National and Community Service

The Council for Global Education

The Daily Motivator (inspirational messages six days a week)

Developing Positivity

Developmental Studies Center

Developing Resources for Education in America, Inc. (DREAM, Inc., Jackson, MS)

Don Elbreg (14-song character education CD)

Do Something (Young People Building Better Communities)

Dr. Mike Thompson (educator and author)

Educational Insights

Ethics Resource Center (ERC)

Every Parent a Volunteer

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.

Family Involvement Partnership for Learning

Follow Your Dreams (Inspirational Quotations)

The Foundation for Individual Responsibility and Social Trust (FIRST)

Freedom Forum

Free Teens USA

The Giraffe Heroes Project

The Glenholme School

Glenn Colton (music and performances) (Free resources, materials, lesson plans)

Good Choice Music

Hands Project (anti-bullying program)

The Heartwood Institute

Heroes 4 Us

Illinois State Board of Education (Service Learning)

In Search of Character

Institute for Character Development (at Drake University)

Institute for Character Education (Orange County Department of Education)

The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, The George Washington University

Institute for Global Ethics

Institute for the Study of Civic Values

International Center for Character Education

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)

International Educational Foundation

Jefferson Center for Character Education (positive stories, positive news, positive sayings)

Journal of Research in Character Education

Kenan Ethics Center  (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

Kind Acts Foundation

Learning for Life (a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America)

Life Coaching for Kids

Live Wire Media (K-12 Guidance Videos)

Make a Difference Day (sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine)

Manners of the Heart

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Ethics Connection Links)

MC2 (Music Connecting Character)

Meadows Academy - Early Childhood Education and Character Formation


Motivating Moments (Inspirational Quotes)

The Music of Cheryl Melody

The My Hero Project (free resources including hero stories, art, audio and short films)

National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Center for Youth Issues

National Character Education Center

National Service Learning Clearinghouse

National Society for Experiential Education

National Youth Leadership Council

The New Zealand Foundation For Values Education

Ohio Partnership in Character Education

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me

Parent's Television Council

Points of Light Foundation

PowerMoves Kids Program (PMK)

Prevention Yellow Pages
(Worldwide directory of programs, research, references and resources for the prevention of youth
problems and the promotion of nurturing children)

Project High School Prep

Project Reality (abstinence education)

Project Wisdom

Prudential Youth Leadership Institute

Pure Freedom (abstinence)

Quest International (Lions Club Program)

Random Acts of Kindness

The Sandwritings Collection (by Deb Austin Brown)

The School for Ethical Education

Search Institute

SERVEnet (The World of Service and Volunteering)

Soul Shoppe (Building peace and character; provides assemblies, staff trainings, interactive programs, and curriculum in the Bay Area.)

The Southern Poverty Law Center (including the "Teaching Tolerance" project)

Sports P.L.U.S.- Positive Learning Using Sports

Stop Bullying Now

Students-B-Good (Emmy-award winning character education curriculum)

Students for a Better America

Studies in Moral Development and Education

Taking the Bully by the Horns (self-help book and website)

Teacher Driven Change

Teaching Character

Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum (Parent and Teacher resources)

Team Character Education. (USDOE's $2.4 million grant to the Warren Consolidated Schools (MI) enabled them to design, implement and research a comprehensive character education project across the 25 schools of the district.)

Teen-Aid, Inc.

TV-Free America

United Learning Catalog

The United States Office of Education"America Goes Back to School") Partnership for Family Involvement in Education)

University of Illinois (The Office for Studies in Moral Development and Character Formation)

Utah State Office of Education (Curriculum Educational Resources on Character Education)

The Virtues

Virtue in Action (Monthly lessons for grades 6-12 connecting exciting events of the world to the virtues.)

The Virtues Project (Canada)

Vitamin L (award-winning group providing recordings and live concerts of character-building songs)

The Washington Ethical Society

Washington State Partnership on Character Education

Who Cares (the tool kit for social change)

Wise Skills (interdisciplinary K-12 character ed. program)

Yes Pa (free character education program!)

Youth Service America

Education Links

The following links are not specific to Character Education, but may be useful to educators. Research & Critical Thinking Educational Theories & Methods Erie Catt Teacher Center (good links) US Government Resources (free) New Horizons for Learning

 *The Center offers these links as connections to other work in the field of character education, not as an endorsement of content.