The Champions will talk about “Courage” and that “It takes Courage to have Character”. Helping them to understand that knowing the value and the power of their courage is important for developing their character. Enlisting students to be courageous is a key component in creating a classroom community where students feel safe to fail, safe to share fears or ask questions, and safe to be themselves. It is important that we encourage students to stand up for what is right and have the courage to act with strong values when needed and in the face of fearful experiences.
The Annual Youth of Character Awards recognizes students in grades 3-12 who exhibit strong leadership abilities and whose actions demonstrate and model in and out of the classroom, a continuous commitment to the Five Marks of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Accountability, Citizenship and Kindness.