Values-in-Action Foundation is a character-building education and training organization. Through Project Love 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.
This lively, half-hour TV series showcases a wide variety of Northeast Ohio teens talking with experts and each other about critical issues facing young people today. The program is moderated, yet unscripted, leading to compelling and candid intergenerational dialogue. Powerful personal stories and interviews are intercut with group discussion to fully explore each topic.
Since February 1999, Principles has aired in ten major US markets on PAX TV. For many years, programs were also shown locally on Adelphia each weekend. Most recently, six new programs focused on teen wellness were seen by over half a million viewers on Newschannel 5, WEWS-TV. Future broadcasts will be highlighted on our homepage.
Principles episodes are developed with the input of educators, experts and teens. Focused on issues of character, education, personal behavior choices and teen wellness, episodes range from topics such as 'Sports Rage', 'Teen Cheating' and 'Bullying' to 'Student Success: What Does It Take?' and 'Respect is a Two-Way Street'.
Each Principles episode is accompanied by a study guide, created by the curriculum department of Project Love. Educators, students and parents may purchase VHS copies of most Principles episodes complete with study guides for $15.00 per episode plus shipping and handling.
Authentic Conversations is a Project Love program that uses 12 Principles episodes as a springboard for meaningful classroom dialogue. These programs focus on critical issues related to teen wellness and come with discussion guides and pre- and post-viewing surveys.
Created and piloted in Cleveland-area schools during the 2005-2006 school year with the generous support of The Mt. Sinai Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Hershey Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, UHHS/Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Consolidated Graphics Group, Authentic Conversations is currently distributed throughout North America by Aquarius Health Care Media.
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