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Character Education

The PeaceBuilders Program

PeaceBuilders is the research-validated violence prevention and character education youth program approved for the federally funded Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act. It is a comprehensive program launched in organizations that shifts the entire climate to a peaceful, productive and safe place for children, parents, staff and faculty.

Dedicated to reaching and teaching adults the art of creating safe, positive environments for all children across North America and U.S. Territories, we are building peace one partner at a time by providing exceptional products, interactive training and unwavering support. PeaceBuilders straightforward, yet effective science-based program is designed to integrate into your daily routine by identifying specific risk factors and managing them with simple techniques.

Created for the young child, child, pre-teen and teen, PeaceBuilders addresses risk factors, which predict violence, bullying and drug and tobacco use. Participation in PeaceBuilders reduces aggression, promotes language development, teaches pro-social skills, increases parenting skills, creates inclusion for special needs children and fosters safer communities.

In the school setting, PeaceBuilders increases academic achievement by allowing teachers to spend more time teaching and less time disciplining. In all settings, the program creates a peaceful environment by increasing positive, respectful, thoughtful behavior, while decreasing violence and disruptive behavior.
Each month of the school year, we highlight a specific character trait that successful students exhibit.   
August- Initiative
September - Teamwork
October - Creativity
November - Gratitude
December - Compassion
January - Perseverance
February - Leadership
March - Respect
April - Responsibility
May - Integrity