We love ideas — new, creative, and powerful ways to effectively integrate character education into the lives of students who need it. This afternoon, we were treated to a peak into the world of this year’s amazing crop of Promising Practices recipients! Check out an amazing and passionate group of students from Comsewogue High School in New York involved in a program called Students United for Safe Schools:

This year, an incredible 297 Promising Practices were awarded to schools, districts, and organizations from across the United States, as well as from Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Winning practices were selected from a record-breaking 537 applications.The recipients represent:

  • 5 nations
  • 30 states and the District of Columbia – with the largest numbers from Missouri (107), New Jersey (31), New York (15), and Kansas (13)
  • 209 public schools, 18 charter schools, 15 private schools, 12 school districts, and 4 youth-serving organizations

Stay tuned for lots more video interviews!