The Character Development Program utilizes the principles of positive youth development to foster the growth of core values which nurture ethical, social-emotional, life skills, and academic development in youth and communities.Social emotional learning is the process by which individuals acquire the abilities to accomplish goals and become responsible citizens.Character education is the component of social emotional learning that promotes core virtues, ethical reasoning, and personal growth aspirations.
Core Values: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
Life Skills: Decision-making, conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, goal setting
Social-Emotional: Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, motivation, empathy, perspective taking,
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