Ambassadors of Compassion
Character University programming alone will not likely create a long term transformational process in young peoples lives, (no assembly program on its own can.... lets be honest) which is why we have partnered with AOC to give students the ability to take the lessons CU speakers share and give them a proving ground to make them real in their lives. The Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) Leadership Program is a customizable small group, coach-led, interactive experience that brings together the wisdom and expertise of educational, civic and business leaders and community influencers to help equip young adults with resiliency, hope, and the personal leadership skills to navigate and succeed through life's inevitable challenges. It is a program of Lift Up America for middle school students and older that imparts the critical life principles that are essential for people to reach their full potential. Students are challenged to take responsibility for their lives while recognizing the importance of giving back to their communities. This program truly changes the lives of our youth from the inside out and the results are noticeable, measurable and powerful to experience. Click below to visit their website and learn how to launch the AOC Journey in your school and community.
The strongest people we have ever met are the ones who know when it is time to ask for help. The weight of the world on any one person's shoulders can seem unbearable. Asking for help is a sign of strength and at Character University we teach to reach out in times of need. We are honored to have an incredible partnership with ReachOut, an organization committed to being there for others to support them through difficult times. If you are struggling and know you need help, click on the logo and visit their website. You are not alone. You can get through anything with the right guidance. You simply need to reach out.
Student-Athlete Showcase (SAS)
Character University programs inspire leaders to unlock their potential and set aggressive goals for their lives. We are very excited to partner with SAS to help student-athletes master the process of achieving their dream to secure an athletic scholarship to showcase their talents at the collegiate level. SAS is NCAA approved and 94 percent of their athletes and former clients accepted offers to play their sport in college with average reported scholarship values exceeding $90,000. Click on the logo to visit the SAS website and learn more about this amazing team who have already helped 1,000s of students and their families navigate this complex process successfully.
Character University launched our first programs at the HOBY 2014 World Leadership Congress at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. CU looks forward to the opportunity to be invited to as many HOBY statewide conferences as possible in the future to continue to assist building Hugh O'Brian's vision to inspire youth volunteers to serve, lead and innovate! Check out the HOBY website to learn more about getting involved with this amazing organization on a statewide leadership conference level and possibly a national involvement at the World Leadership Congress as a high school SOPHOMORE!
National Character Education Center
If you’re looking for a curriculum to follow CU programs featuring practical solutions, simple strategies that make a significant impact, research based, value embedded content with Performance Character Traits then the National Character Education Center is the place to visit! Character University messages have been developed upon a solid foundation created by our partner the National Character Education Center founded by Gene Bedley. Chosen as the National Educator of the year for his innovative work and practical solutions and strategies in promoting school based ethics education, Gene created Values in Action!, a program currently being used in over 25,000 schools worldwide. His programs are known for developing Value Driven young people who are both respectful and responsible, passionate and persevering, and compassionate and cooperative. Click on the logo to learn more about resources that will reinforce the character development lessons shared during CU programs and will continue to challenge your students.