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-The Value of All 

featuring: Mike Masters, Cross Training Athletics & Inside Out Schools and special guests, Nels Ross and Dennis George, The Quizmaster

Please join us for an exciting, interactive conference aimed at helping you nurture a culture of character excellence in YOUR school community!

  • Are you and your students excited by the thought of a character­-centered leadership experience?
  • Would you like the chance to collaborate with students from other schools to develop strategies for implementing character-­based initiatives and to tackle important issues students face?
  • Do you want the chance to be motivated by the character-focused wisdom that leaders in our community have to offer?

Throughout the experience students will be empowered to help take your school’s character-­based initiatives to the next level and find creative solutions to some of the toughest challenges students face. Please join us for a day filled with collaboration and wisdom-inspired ideas students can take back to serve as catalysts for real and lasting CHANGE in your school!

additional guest tickets available

October 20, 2016 High School (Grades 9-12)
October 21, 2016 Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Michael’s Banquet Facility-Hamburg NY

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7th Annual Character Chase 5K

Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers and especially our runners!  See you next year in the ‘Burg

Pictures are posted on our Facebook Page 


Additional Current Programming 

“Creating a Culture of Character” Seminars- one or more seminars, workshops, or conferences presented on a yearly basis, designed to offer character programs to area schools, businesses and organizations. Seminars feature locally-and nationally-recognized speakers. Discounts offered to member schools and organizations.

“Champions for Change: Character Has a Noble Goal… Excellence!” Youth Leadership Program-character based, interactive seminars targeting middle-and-high-school aged students.

 Character Carnivala fun-filled family event, targeting elementary school children. Usually held in March, the day features local entertainers who deliver a character-based message. Representatives from area schools design booths where children can learn about character virtues through games, crafts and activities.

School/Business/Organization Memberships and monthly virtue poster distribution– Area schools, businesses and organizations are offered the opportunity to join the Character Council and receive the monthly character-virtue posters. Each poster highlights a certain character trait along with its definition and suggestions for implementation.

Character Chase 5K Fundraiser-our largest fundraiser at this time- Each July, in conjunction with Hamburg’s Burgerfest, the Character Council sponsors a 5K race through the Village of Hamburg. Monies raised through the race fund character initiatives for the coming year.

Character Excellence Consortium- Underpinned by the Champions for Character: Ambassadors for Character Excellence Program, the Consortium is a broad-based, multi-sector stakeholder-ship which provides the opportunity to sustain credibility, increase awareness, grow interest, and secure dependable support for the overall character initiative.

 Integrity in Action– a Character Recognition Program designed to honor adult individuals and organizations for the demonstration of one or more of the character virtues. Recognitions take place at various times and locations.

Character Excellence Scholarship and Grant Program– This initiative was begun in 2013 with a $10,000 grant from the Harvest Time Partners Foundation, David Esposito, Principal. Scholarships are awarded to deserving high-school seniors on the basis of character essay and supporting information from relatives, teachers or friends. Grants are awarded to schools on the basis of character programs which will be implemented within their schools or organizations. Scholarships and grants are presented at a May dinner.

Leadership Development. The Character Council offers leadership-training workshops featuring presenters licensed by Strata Leadership. The following topics are offered: The C3 Concept (Character- the Key to Success); Building Trust; Communication and Listening Skills; Setting and Reaching Goals; Time Management; Dynamic Leadership-Active, Engaging, and Transforming; Stress Management; Generational Differences at Work; and Building Teamwork.