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Character Ed. Links

Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/

Accent on Success
www.accentonsuccess.com

Achiever McBeaver Character Education Program
www.iamgoingtocollege.com

Advance Publishing, Inc. (award-winning character-building picture story books)
http://www.advancepublishing.com

America's All Stars
http://americasallstars.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=327487

America's Promise
http://www.americaspromise.org/

Appleseeds (quotations & short stories that promote positive attitudes)
http://www.appleseeds.org/

Bonner Center for Character Education
http://www.csufresno.edu/bonnercenter/

Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership
http://www.brachercenter.com/integritymatters.html

Bully Beware Productions
http://www.bullybeware.com/

California Department of Education Character Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/yd/ce/

A Call to Stop Bullying
http://www.qualityansweringservice.com/call-stop-bullying

Center for Character and Citizenship
http://characterandcitizenship.org/

Center for Character and Social Responsibility
www.bu.edu/education/caec

The Center for the 4th & 5th Rs
http://www.cortland.edu/character

The Center for Learning
http://www.centerforlearning.org/

Center for Civic Education
http://www.civiced.org

The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
http://www.csee.org

Centre for Values Education (CAVE)
http://www.valueseducation.co.uk/

Character Counts! Coalition
http://www.charactercounts.org/

Character Development Foundation
http://www.charactered.org

Character Development Group
http://www.charactereducation.com

Character Education Lessons (Legacy Educational Resources)
http://www.character-education.info/default.asp

Character Education Network
http://www.CharacterEd.net

The Character Education Partnership
http://www.character.org/

Character Education Resources
http://www.charactereducationinfo.org/

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

CHARACTERplus
http://www.characterplus.org/

Characters of Character (award-winning character education program)
http://www.charactersofcharacter.org/

Children of the World (has a Christian emphasis)
http://www.character.com/

Children's Defense Fund
http://www.childrensdefense.org/

CIVNET
http://www.civnet.org

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
http://www.casel.org

Common Ground (High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Learning Center)
http://commongroundct.org/about/

Community of Caring
http://www.communityofcaring.org/

The Corporation for National and Community Service
http://www.cns.gov/

The Council for Global Education
http://www.globaleducation.org/

The Daily Motivator (inspirational messages six days a week)
http://www.greatday.com/motivate/index.html

Developing Positivity
www.creditreport.org/additional-resources/harness-positivity/

Developmental Studies Center
http://www.devstu.org/

Developing Resources for Education in America, Inc. (DREAM, Inc., Jackson, MS)
http://www.dreaminc.org/

Don Elbreg (14-song character education CD)
http://www.donelbreg.com

Do Something (Young People Building Better Communities)
http://216.22.146.18/

Dr. Mike Thompson (educator and author)
http://www.drmikethomson.com

Educational Insights
http://www.schoolclimate.com

Ethics Resource Center (ERC)
http://www.ethics.org/

Every Parent a Volunteer
http://www.everyparent-volunteer.org/

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
http://www.facing.org/

Family Involvement Partnership for Learning
http://inet.ed.gov/Family/brochures.html

Follow Your Dreams (Inspirational Quotations)
http://followyourdreams.com/

The Foundation for Individual Responsibility and Social Trust (FIRST)
http://www.libertynet.org/first/

Freedom Forum
http://www.freedomforum.org

Free Teens USA
http://www.freeteensusa.org/

The Giraffe Heroes Project
http://www.giraffe.org/

The Glenholme School
http://www.devereux.org

Glenn Colton (music and performances)
http://www.glenncolton.com

goodcharacter.com (Free resources, materials, lesson plans)
http://www.goodcharacter.com/index.html

Good Choice Music
http://www.goodchoicemusic.com

Hands Project (anti-bullying program)
http://www.handsproject.org/intro.html

The Heartwood Institute
http://www.heartwoodethics.org

Heroes 4 Us
http://www.heroes4us.com

Illinois State Board of Education (Service Learning)
http://www.isbe.state.il.us/partnerships/Division/learn-serve/pg1.htm

In Search of Character
http://www.goodcharacter.com

Institute for Character Development (at Drake University)
http://www.drake.edu/icd

Institute for Character Education (Orange County Department of Education)
http://charactered.ocde.us/Home.htm

The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, The George Washington University
http://www.gwu.edu/~ccps/

Institute for Global Ethics
http://www.globalethics.org/

Institute for the Study of Civic Values
http://www.libertynet.org/edcivic/iscvhome.html

International Center for Character Education
http://www.teachvalues.org/icce/

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)
http://www.iearn.org/

International Educational Foundation
http://www.internationalcharacter.org/

Jefferson Center for Character Education
http://www.jeffersoncenter.org/

JohnFGroom.com (positive stories, positive news, positive sayings)
http://www.johnfgroom.com

Journal of Research in Character Education
http://www.characterandcitizenship.org/services/testjournal.htm

Kenan Ethics Center  (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)
http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/

Kind Acts Foundation
http://www.KindActs.org

Learning for Life (a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America)
http://www.learning-for-life.org/

Life Coaching for Kids
http://www.lifeinsurancequote.net/life-coaching-for-kids/

Live Wire Media (K-12 Guidance Videos)
http://www.livewiremedia.com/

Make a Difference Day (sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine)
http://www.usaweekend.com/diffday/aboutmadd.html

Manners of the Heart
http://mannersoftheheart.org

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Ethics Connection Links)
http://www.scu.edu/ethics/

MC2 (Music Connecting Character)
www.musicconnectingcharacter.com

Meadows Academy - Early Childhood Education and Character Formation
http://www.meadowsacademy.com/

MegaSkills
http://www.megaskillshsi.org/

Motivating Moments (Inspirational Quotes)
http://www.motivateus.com/cibt.htm

The Music of Cheryl Melody
http://www.kidsing.net

The My Hero Project (free resources including hero stories, art, audio and short films)
http://myhero.com/go/home.asp

National Professional Resources, Inc.
http://www.nprinc.com/

National Center for Youth Issues
http://www.cyi-stars.org/

National Character Education Center
http://www.ethicsusa.com/

National Service Learning Clearinghouse
http://www.servicelearning.org

National Society for Experiential Education
http://www.nsee.org/

National Youth Leadership Council
http://www.nylc.org/

The New Zealand Foundation For Values Education
http://www.es.co.nz/~cstone/home.html

Ohio Partnership in Character Education
http://www.charactereducationohio.org

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/content.html

Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me
http://www.dontlaugh.org

Parent's Television Council
http://www.parentstv.org/

Points of Light Foundation
http://www.pointsoflight.org/default.html

PowerMoves Kids Program (PMK)
http://www.powermoveskids.com/

Prevention Yellow Pages
(Worldwide directory of programs, research, references and resources for the prevention of youth
problems and the promotion of nurturing children)
http://www.tyc.state.tx.us/prevention/40001ref.html

Project High School Prep
http://www.moww.org/HSPrep/

Project Reality (abstinence education)
http://projectreality.org/reality/index.php

Project Wisdom
http://www.projectwisdom.com/

Prudential Youth Leadership Institute
http://www.servenet.org/content/ysa/pyli/index.asp

Pure Freedom (abstinence)
http://www.purefreedom.org

Quest International (Lions Club Program)
http://www.quest.edu/

Random Acts of Kindness
http://www.actsofkindness.org

The Sandwritings Collection (by Deb Austin Brown)
http://www.sandwritings.com

The School for Ethical Education
http://www.ethicsed.org/

Search Institute
http://www.search-institute.org/

SERVEnet (The World of Service and Volunteering)
http://www.servenet.org/

Soul Shoppe (Building peace and character; provides assemblies, staff trainings, interactive programs, and curriculum in the Bay Area.)
http://www.soulshoppe.com/

The Southern Poverty Law Center (including the "Teaching Tolerance" project)
http://www.splcenter.org/

Sports P.L.U.S.- Positive Learning Using Sports
http://www.sportsplus.org

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp

Students-B-Good (Emmy-award winning character education curriculum)
http://www.studentsbgood.com

Students for a Better America
http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~sba/Home.html

Studies in Moral Development and Education
http://tigger.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/

Taking the Bully by the Horns (self-help book and website)
http://kathynoll.wordpress.com/

Teacher Driven Change
http://www.teacherdrivenchange.org/

Teaching Character
http://www.teachingcharacter.com/

Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum
http://www.teachingvirtues.net

TeachValues.com (Parent and Teacher resources)
http://www.teachvalues.com/

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.)
http://www.teamcharactereducation.org

Teen-Aid, Inc.
http://www.teen-aid.org

TutorCenter.com
http://www.tutorcenter.com

TV-Free America
http://www.tvfa.org/

United Learning Catalog
http://www.unitedlearning.com/cgi-bin/catalog/catalog.pl/23414.6874/21

The United States Office of Education
http://www.ed.gov/Family/agbts/("America Goes Back to School")
http://www.ed.gov/PFIE/index.html(The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education)

University of Illinois (The Office for Studies in Moral Development and Character Formation)
http://www.uic.edu/~lnucci/MoralEd/index.html

Utah State Office of Education (Curriculum Educational Resources on Character Education)
http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/char_ed/

The Virtues
http://www.thevirtues.org

Virtue in Action (Montlhy lessons for grades 6-12 connecting exciting events of the world to the virtues.)
http://www.virtueinaction.org

The Virtues Project (Canada)
http://www.virtuesproject.com/

Vitamin L (award-winning group providing recordings and live concerts of character-building songs)
http://www.vitaminL.org

The Washington Ethical Society
http://ethicalsociety.org/

Washington State Partnership on Character Education
http://www.etdc.wednet.edu/character/index.html

Who Cares (the tool kit for social change)
http://www.whocares.org/

Wise Skills (interdisciplinary K-12 character ed. program)
http://www.wiseskills.com

Yes Pa (free character education program!)
www.yespa.org

Youth Service America
http://www.servenet.org/content/ysa/YSA.asp

Education Links

The following links are not specific to Character Education, but may be useful to educators.

http://www.execpc.com/~dboals/think.html Research & Critical Thinking

http://www.funderstanding.com/ Educational Theories & Methods

http://members.aol.com/eriecatt/sites.html Erie Catt Teacher Center (good links)

http://www.ed.gov./free/what.html US Government Resources (free)

http://www.newhorizons.org/ 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.