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
The VIA: How You Get There workforce training is a values-based, development program for high school students who are preparing to enter the workforce after graduation. The program offers a full curriculum complete with lessons focused on the soft-skills, character and values need to succeed in the workplace. Students are partnered with local companies who serve as mentors and provide workplace experiences and shadow opportunities.
In 2016, the VIA: How You Get There training was piloted with students from Auburn Career Center and iSTEM Early College High School in partnership with Auburn and Geauga ESC during which students were directly connected to an employer mentor.
For more information about bringing VIA: How You Get There to your school, or for information about becoming a employer mentor to a student going through the program, please contact Mary Alice Casalina at firstname.lastname@example.org.