CC! in the News: The Alliance for Student Activities Looks at Character Education

Feature_March2015-450Character education is not extra. Instead, it must be integrated into the fabric of our schools so that it becomes a habit that drives decisions, outcomes, and the overall culture.

That statement, from a recent article in the newsletter of the Alliance for Student Activities, sums up the longstanding approach of CHARACTER COUNTS!. The article — titled Shaping Students of Character: Activities and Adult Role Models Are Essential Elements in the Education Equation — is based on interviews with those who know the territory: CC! director Jeff McMurdy, longtime CHARACTER COUNTS! leader and school counselor Barbara Gruener, character.org Schools of Character director Sheril Morgan, Willow Glen High School (in San Jose, California) Assistant Principal Maslyar, and Community for Coaches founder Ryan Krzykowski.

The article highlights the successful CC! programs in the southern California communities of Downey and Panorama City.

Read the full article here — and leave a comment below to let us know what you think.