CHARACTER COUNTS! Spotlight: Harvey Austin Elementary

Buffalo Public School District’s Harvey Austin Elementary School has been designated a National School of Character by is a national advocate for character in schools, families, sports and the workplace, and headquartered in Washington, DC. They are one of only three schools in New York State to receive this honor.

This recognition is the result of Harvey Austin School’s dedication over three years to implement the comprehensive character development initiative by CITRS, in partnership with CHARACTER COUNTS!. “The national winners serve as an exemplary model for all schools and districts across the nation. The educators at these schools are inspiring their students to treat all people with respect and dignity,” stated Lori Soifer, National Director at