This simple toolkit is an entry point for the most marvelous of tasks, enabling a young person to grow up proud and strong, a leader and yet a follower when need be, someone who will cry out against injustice, someone who will know how to do the right thing.

It is not easy. Children are distractible, teenagers are impulsive, and young adults are self-absorbed. They were described this way 2,000 years ago and will be described the same way 2,000 years after we’re gone.

This toolkit outlines what character is and how organizations can foster character development. But the real benefit of this kit is in using the included survey tools. With these tools you can evaluate a program your children are in, or can evaluate your organization’s program to decide where you can make improvements.