The “Character–A Matter of the Heart” Educators Conference, which was postponed from November 21, 2014, has been rescheduled for Friday, January 16, 2015.  Please watch for further details or call 716-202-0702. Note:  New deadline for early registration pricing is Friday, January 9th!

This month’s CCWNY’s featured Virtue Poster. 05-enthusiasm-jan
For this month’s poster, as well as additional poster downloads
including the Elementary versions, Click Here

 2015 Character Excellence Scholarship Now Accepting Applications 

Scholarship Page


“Creating a Culture of Character” Conference Links

Educator's ConferenceYouth Leadership Seminar

 Scholarship Recipients Announced!  Congratulations to our Scholarship and Grant Winners.

 View the video featuring our winners

Take me to VideoGrant Page Scholarship Page


 Integrity in Action Award Recipient~Midge Harrington

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To view A Character Trait Video by Glenn Colton on TeacherTube, Click Here

Previous month’s videos can be found on our Education Committee Page



Our Vision

A region dedicated to “Creating a Culture of Character

In the fall of 2000, our community of Hamburg, New York launched a town-wide character initiative, championed, coordinated and resourced by the Character Council of Hamburg, Inc. After celebrating ten years of service, the Fall of 2010 was marked by an expanded commitment, inviting the Western New York Region to join us in our mission, “Creating a Culture of Character,” within individual communities.

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Our Mission

“Creating a Culture of Character”

Excellence in character is the principal foundation for enduring personal, familial, and organizational success. The Character Council of Western New York exists to enrich the understanding of the benefits of good character and to facilitate the continual development of character excellence for citizens throughout our community of Western New York.

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What is Good Character

“Good Character Is…”

• The stable and distinctive qualities built into an individual’s life that determines his or her response, regardless of circumstance.

• The inward motivation and the outward ability to do what is right according to the highest standards of behavior.

• Moral and ethical strength that withstands challenge and adversity, essentially, making the sage decision to have a wise response in a difficult situation.

• Living a life of right conduct.

Check out our Character Carnival Slideshow


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