dsc_5356-copyThe past year has been an exciting one! The Character Connection Initiative has launched and introduced its programs in select pilot classrooms. We are poised for rapid, scalable growth and anticipate a broader rollout in fall 2016. We are thrilled to partner with Fordham University’s Applied Psychology department to measure the efficacy of our programs.

The need for character education in schools is tremendous, and the response to our programs from students and educators is overwhelmingly positive.

My nearly two decades of experience developing and teaching character education, combined with insights from other thought leaders in the field has made our programs doubly impactful. Character Connection distinguishes itself among character programs by

Working directly with our partner schools;

Grounding students in a sense of mindfulness, providing a framework for lasting change; and

Including parents as active participants in our programs.

I look forward to updating you regularly through our website and social media. I also encourage you to reach out to me, our executive director, or any of our board members to learn more about our programs, our organization and how you can support us in our mission.

Please join us in providing students the tools to overcome obstacles and realize their potential in school and beyond or, as we say at the Character Connection, to ”Be your best, from the inside, out.”

Justin Rivers
Founding Program Director