Character Education Programs
The following Character Education Programs are recommended
by the Association of American Educators.
These programs are fully-integrated, public school-approved curriculums that have a proven track record of success.

"Values In Action" is a national award-winning school-wide comprehensive character education program with eighteen years of research and successful implementation (K-12).
   Gene Bedley, CEO
National Character Education Center
P.O. Box 80208
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-6826
www.ethicsusa.org
email: gbedley@cox.net

WiseSkills K-12 character education program is a teacher-friendly and inter-disciplinary way to build the character of young people. Innovative and exciting activities are conveniently organized around monthly Character Themes and include: Character Education, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Integration, Career Awareness, Service-Learning, and Parent/Community Involvement.
   Seth Schapiro
WiseSkills Resources
P.O. Box 491
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
(888) 947-3754
www.wiseskills.com
email: info@wiseskills.com

I CAN Character Curriculum: Thousands of educators, students, and parents across America are excited about Zig Ziglar's I CAN Character Curriculum. Through I CAN, they are learning not only the ABCs of education, but also more importantly, the ABCs of life: Attitude, Behavior, and Character. Available in two complete curriculums: one for kindergarten through 5th grade, and a second for 6th grade and up. For more information contact:
   Bob Alexander, President
The Alexander Resource Group
176 Lake View Drive North
Macon, GA 31210
(877) USA-ICAN | Fax: (478) 476-9081
www.yesican.net
email: bob@yesican.net

Jefferson Center for Character Education has two programs: S.T.A.R. (Success Through Accepting Responsibility) (K-6) and How To Be Successful (7-9). Both use the STAR process (Stop, Think, Act, Review) as a conflict resolution and decision making process.
   P.O. Box 4137
Mission Viejo, CA 92690-4137
(949) 770-7602 | Fax: (949) 450-1100
www.jeffersoncenter.org
email: info@jeffersoncenter.org

Lessons in Character includes a wonderful multicultural literature collection (ten lap books) and audio cassettes, a thorough teacher's management guide, student activity books, and a poster set. Step-by-step guidelines for using the components are given for the twenty-four lessons at each grade level. Reading, reflecting, writing, and developing life skills are all prominently featured, following a thematic approach of promoting the character traits of Trustworthiness, Respect for Others, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. This curriculum is for Grades K through 6, and is available from:
   Young People's Press
3033 5th Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
(800) 231-9774.
www.youngpeoplespress.com
email: info@youngpeoplespress.com

STARS (Students Taking a Right Stand) helps students in grades 6-12 refrain from the use of alcohol and other drugs, and learn positive living skills through programs of positive peer pressure and caring confrontation. The Victor Team program is designed to reach children early in their development (K-6), and to teach them important skills to prevent drug abuse and other unhealthy.
   P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185
(800) 477-8277
www.cyi-stars.org
email: info@ncyi.org

Character First! Education was brought to life through the commitment and vision of public school and police officials to address the real issues of today's youth. The Character First! Education Series is designed specifically for elementary-age children, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The colorful and lively curriculum helps capture children's attention with songs, stores, crafts, games, memory work, object lessons, coloring pages, collectible Character Cards, and posters. For more information, please contact:
   Character First! Education
520 W. Main Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 815-0001 | Fax: (405) 815-0002
www.characterfirst.com/education/
email: info@characterfirst.com