News and Events
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.
July 15, 2023
“Champions for CHANGE: Character Has a Noble Goal… Excellence!”
Youth Leadership Program
character based, interactive seminars targeting middle-and-high-school aged students.
A 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.
Character Excellence Scholarship and ECHOS Mini-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 a character programs which will be implemented within their schools or organizations. Scholarships and grants are presented at a May dinner.