Vision and Mission Character Education Partnership CEP _9ba3db26-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a Quality character education in all schools, building a nation of ethical citizens who pursue excellence in all areas of their lives. _9ba3e40e-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a Leading the nation in helping schools develop people of good character for a just and compassionate society. _9ba3e4ae-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a Honesty Respect Responsibility Diligence Justice Compassion Resources, Guidance and Information Provide quality resources, guidance and information on comprehensive, effective character education. _9ba3e54e-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a 1 Schools By leading the nation, we mean that CEP will be America’s best provider of quality resources, guidance and information on comprehensive, effective character education. We will be the pre-eminent advocate for character education in all schools and the organization they turn to for advice and support. _9ba3e5c6-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a d19a6339-aa2b-482a-8f9a-fb55d496659b Service Serve educators and leaders who are committed to transforming school cultures. _9ba3e62a-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a 2 Educators Leaders By helping schools, we mean that we serve educators and leaders who are committed to transforming school cultures in ways that foster and reinforce core values such as honesty, respect, responsibility and diligence. We do that by identifying National Schools of Character as exemplars, providing tailored and powerful professional development, identifying effective practices, defining core concepts, and by hosting the premier National Forum on Character Education each year. _9ba3e698-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a 7053b0b1-3ab9-4f0c-86cb-99d41d475b05 Competencies Value and model social, ethical, and emotional competencies. _9ba3e706-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a 3 By good character, we mean valuing and doing what is ethically right and pursuing excellence. People of good character understand, care about and act upon universal core ethical values. They are also hard working, dependable, engaged citizens who do their best in all areas of their lives. By modeling social, ethical, and emotional competencies, they contribute to their own success and to the success of others. _9ba3e774-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a f8d30b40-9772-4364-8361-894c134311be Civic Engagement Prepare young people for civic engagement. _9ba3e7e2-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a 4 By just and compassionate, we mean a democratic and free society dedicated to advancing equality and justice for all people. It is our belief that character education in schools is essential in preparing young people for civic engagement that reflects concern for the welfare of others and a willingness to act in service of the common good. _9ba3e850-2b51-11e1-bd16-85867a64ea2a d397d174-b7c6-4ec1-a78e-30849ff80904 2011-12-20 http://www.character.org/visionmission Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.