"This program has allowed us to share a common language and work together to create an environment that our students and staff want to be in, versus have to be in!"

“Every time I attend a CharacterStrong Training I walk away with valuable information that I can take back to school and apply with staff and students to increase the climate and culture of our building! This program has allowed us to share a common language and work together to create an environment that our students and staff want to be in, versus have to be in! Thank you!”

Stacia Hardie, Assistant Principal

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"It was engaging, informative, entertaining, and had a fantastic balance between sit-and-get and interactive activities. "

“The CharacterStrong training I received today was one of the best PD experiences I've had. It was engaging, informative, entertaining, and had a fantastic balance between sit-and-get and interactive activities. I couldn't recommend more highly.”

Davin Perry, Medical Lake High School, WA

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"The training gave me ideas of how to use these activities with students, staff, and parents to build relationships and character."

“CharacterStrong was a training worth attending. It totally highlights what is needed and missing. The interactions with other participants was empowering and helped build relationships with each other. At the same time, the training gave me ideas of how to use these activities with students, staff, and parents to build relationships and character.”

Mary Vang, Clovis Unified School District, CA

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“It’s so important for all of us to grow our character and help kids learn these values...the value of influence."

“It’s so important for all of us to grow our character and help kids learn these values...the value of influence...and building trust and the tools to do that. This training has been great and is needed at the site level and throughout the district to make the culture changes that need to happen at the staff and student levels.”

CA Educator

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“I have come across three programs in my 30+ year career in education that I knew were imperative for my districts ... today it is CharacterStrong.”

“I have come across three programs in my 30+ year career in education that I knew were imperative for my districts. In the 1980s came TESA (Teacher Expectation Student Achievement), in the early 2000s we found Professional Learning Communities, and today it is CharacterStrong. My staff needed assistance in learning how to navigate social emotional learning in teaching to the whole child. CharacterStrong hit the mark.”

Bill Motsenbocker, Superintendent

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“If we want our schools to be places where students and staff want to be, we must begin with the people in them. The CharacterStrong curriculum does that.”

“If we want our schools to be places where students and staff want to be, we must begin with the people in them. The CharacterStrong curriculum does that. CharacterStrong provides the plan, resources, training, and support to empower both students and staff to be more empathetic, more thoughtful, more kind and, in turn, more successful. This research-based program is intentional, practical, and powerful. With its Whole Child, whole school approach, CharacterStrong has the potential to transform your school. (Did I say the training is fun, the trainers engaging and authentic, and the program adaptable for a class, an advisory, a school, or a school district? It is.”

Terry Hamm, Director, Texas Association of Student Councils

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"This has been the best training I have ever received, including doctoral course. When you speak of paradigm shifts, this is the perfect example.”

"This has been the best training I have ever received, including doctoral course. When you speak of paradigm shifts, this is the perfect example. CharacterStrong applies what we know to be true in a way we can understand and apply it. It is not a gimmick aimed at making someone rich. It’s a movement trying to change a global community. We value what we make time for. Make time for a positive culture shift that focuses on relationships first. Focus on being CharacterStrong!"

Logan Lacy, Keller, TX

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"This training makes us pause and think wholeheartedly of the whole child. This training was engaging and educational. I look forward to the next one."

"What a wonderful experience.  Houston and his assistant was right on demonstrating the power of collaboration  and Social Emotion Learning connections. This training makes us pause and think wholeheartedly of the whole child. This training was engaging and educational. I look forward to the next one."

Sherman McCray, Dallas, TX

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