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
Our community events inspire large groups of teens and adults by honoring and recognizing people who are making a positive difference in our world.
This inspiring recognition dinner honors local business, academic, and student leaders as well as national leaders who have demonstrated commitments to changing the course of humanity. The dinner exposes teen leaders to role models who impact them in a positive way.
This event honors local community members for their contribution to students, for principled leadership within the community, and for setting an inspiring example for others to follow.
Community members and educators nominate teens in grades 7-12 who exhibit outstanding leadership in their schools and communities. A panel of teens selects the top ten students recognition at a media event in May.
Busloads of student leaders attend a program presented in conjunction with Cleveland State University Vikings Athletics. Professional athletes and speakers discuss how the value of kindness takes shape on and off the field, and motivate students as they develop the "rules of the game of life."