2020 Promising Practices in Character Development Announced


June 1, Washington, DC

Character.org has certified 246 Promising Practices in schools and organizations across the country that foster character development in our children and teens.

"We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice.” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of Character.org. “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.”

This year’s character development practices and initiatives included peer mentoring, service-learning, and conflict resolution approaches. Many of the Promising Practices also involve parents and the local community. See the full list of our 2020 Promising Practices.

Character.org will honor each 2020 Promising Practice recipient (schools and organizations) at its National Forum in Washington, D.C., to be held March 3-5, 2021.

About Character.org:
Founded in 1993, Character.org is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success.
Character.org is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character development researchers.

The vision for Character.org is to expand our work to families, sports, and the workplace.