While the Characters of Character were being piloted at an Elementary School in Grayslake, a beautiful 2nd grade girl Megan was in love with the character Do’er Duck! The trait that Do’er Duck represents is Perseverance, this character says: “Never Give Up” and “I Know You Can” which is something that our children need to […]
In 2012, Joni received a phone call from Shelby Hill. Shelby was a high school senior at the time and was running for the title of Miss Roy Utah. She wanted to know if she could use our Characters of Character as her platform because she believes in teaching our young children the importance of […]
Self-Esteem Elephant had so much fun at Lombard Community Play Day! These kids wanted to jump rope with Self-Esteem Elephant and this character was so happy to play! You can bring the Characters of Character to your school or community, too! We love meeting new people and places bringing ‘character’ wherever we go!
Healthy Hippo visits Whole Foods in Kildeer. Teaching children about healthy habits is an important trait. Healthy Hippo is one of nine animal characters with Characters of Character and each of them will be visiting the Whole Foods in Kildeer sometime this soon! Keep an eye out for Behavior Bear, Do’er Duck, Friendship Frog, Manners […]
Healthy Hippo visits Whole Foods this summer to discuss healthy habits. Whole Foods has all the healthy foods you can imagine! After listening to a story, this dad helps his daughter cut out the Healthy Hippo paper bag puppet she colored. They all did a great job with this! Joni read the story “Let’s Be […]
The girls loved meeting Healthy Hippo at Whole Foods in Kildeer this summer! They learned about healthy foods, healthy activities and healty ways to keep their body in good shape, too! A healthy body is as important as a healthy mind.
Each year, Rod and Jan McKenzie and Higher Up Ministries host an amazing community event named Boxwood Bash. The community located in Mt. Prospect enjoy the festivities of the day that so many come out and volunteer their time and talent to bring a good time to the children and families here. Respectful Rabbit shared […]
The McHenry Sheriff’s Department and TARGET had teamed up again this summer for National Night Out event on August 5 at Harrison Elementary. This was a great event for the community! The Sheriff’s Department brought in special vehicles for the families to see, the Fire Department had a Fire Truck on hand for the children […]
Respectful Rabbit made a school visit last year after the school received a grant from TARGET. Joni read the story “Respect Wears Many Hats” and members of the community came out to join the children and teach them about respect. There were the Policemen, Firemen, Paramedics, a Chef, A Dentist and more to help the […]
The classroom discussed Self=Esteem Elephant and what it means to be proud of yourself. Here, they wrote and drew a picture titled, “I like me” which opens up a great discussion with the classroom about what it is they like about themselves, what they are good at and share this with their peers. A simple and […]
Our very first Fundraiser at Nick’s Pizza in Crystal Lake with Desmond Clark of the Chicago Bears! Need I say how much fun the day was! Joni and Joe made an 88 WAYZ Bags Game and Desmond autographed it for the winner. Who was the winner, Nick of course of Nick’s Pizza and his son, […]
WHO WE ARE Characters of Character is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing tools and resources to educators and parents to help teach children nine positive character traits. The traits that Characters of Character focuses on are behavior, perseverance, friendship, healthy habits, manners, respect, responsibility, self-esteem, and kindness. We believe that introducing these traits at a […]
Take a moment to get to know the Board of Directors, Team Members, & active volunteers at Characters of Character! JONI- Founder Joni is the creator of this wonderful organization. She created these Characters over ten years ago and after seeing the positive impact that our Characters had on children she decided to form a […]