Character Ed. Links

Absolutely Whootie: Stories to Grow By

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

America's Promise

Appleseeds (quotations & short stories that promote positive attitudes)

Bonner Center for Character Education

Bracher Center for Integrity in Leadership

California Department of Education Character Education

Center for Character and Citizenship

Center for Character and Social Responsibility

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 Education Lessons (Legacy Educational Resources)

The Character Education Partnership

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


Children's Defense Fund

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

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

The Corporation for National and Community Service

The Council for Global Education

The Daily Motivator (inspirational messages six days a week)

Developmental Studies Center

Do Something (Young People Making Positive Change)

Ethics Resource Center (ERC)

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.

Family Involvement Partnership for Learning

Follow Your Dreams (Inspirational Quotations)

Freedom Forum

Free Teens USA

The Giraffe Heroes Project (Free resources, materials, lesson plans)

Heroes 4 Us

In Search of Character

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center (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

International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)

Journal of Character Education

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

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

Lions Quest

Live Wire Media (K-12 Guidance Videos)

Manners of the Heart

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Ethics Connection Links)

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

National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Center for Youth Issues

National Society for Experiential Education

National Youth Leadership Council

The New Zealand Foundation For Values Education

Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me

Parent's Television Council

Points of Light Foundation

PowerMoves Kids Program (PMK)

Project Wisdom

Random Acts of Kindness

The School for Ethical Education

Search Institute

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)

Stop Bullying Now

The Office for Studies in Moral Development and Character Formation

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

Teacher Driven Change

Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum

The United States Office of Education (The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education)

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

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. Educational Theories & Methods Erie Catt Teacher Center (good links)

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