Values-in-Action Foundation is a character-building education and training organization. Through school workshops, community events, leadership training and media programs, Values-in-Action empowers teens and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect by putting their values-in-action wherever they go.
Purple America is a national initiative of Values-in-Action Foundation to re-focus the American conversation to a civil, productive and respectful dialogue around our shared values. To see America's shared values and get involved, go to www.purpleamerica.us
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NEW PROGRAM for K-8 Grade Students:
Stick Together™ is a free, character education program offered to schools by Project Love and Duck Tape® in an effort to provide a fun and different way for students to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to combat bullying and negative behaviors in schools. This program can be presented by your own counselors, teachers, principals or high school students.
Learn more about Stick Together™
Thank to all those who made our Civility Summit possible. We appreciate everyone’s time, honesty, passion and dedication. See the above graphic representation that was created throughout the evening to summarize and reflect the conversation.
We look forward to using the Civility Summit as a jumpstart for: What’s next? What can we do? How can we put our values-in-action? How can the community come together as one? How can we become proactive instead of reactive? How can our values guide us?
Civility Summit Follow Up:
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Searching for Teen Leader Honorees!
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Our first Heroes Behind the Scenes nomination and recognition program
was a huge success! Thank you to all those who took the time to nominate
their HEROES BEHIND THE SCENES. We are thrilled and delighted to have
received such worthy and deserving nominations. Please check out our special
Cleveland Magazine insert highlighting all of our winners. Congratulations!
Keep an out for our next nomination period in 2016!
Thank you to all of our 2014 sponsors who supported our organization at $20,000 or more.
We deeply appreciate your support and generosity so that we can continue our important work for 20 more years.
PROJECT LOVE IN THE NEWS:
In Fall 2014, together with Mentor High School, Project Love hosted 500 teens from across Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties for a KINDNESS rally, "Changing Our Culture Through Kindness." Check out our news coverage.
Project Love highlighted on Cleveland's 19 Action News!
Check out the news coverage here:
View our latest "Believe to Achieve" statistics from our 2013 Graduating Class
For another year, Project Love's "Believe to Achieve" program has proven effective at Collinwood High School. The program was designed to give 9th grade girls the hope, life skills, support and resources they must have to envision a successful future for themselves and achieve their full potential. Now in Collinwood for five years, Project Love facilitator, Julie Wynne-Martin has taught, guided and mentored another group of girls who graduated June 2013.
For more about the program, see resources below:
Believe to Achieve Video #1: 2013 Believe to Achieve
Believe to Achieve Video #2: 2012 Program & Washington DC Trip
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