The Virtues Project fosters academic excellence while creating a culture of social responsibility, integrity and leadership. Character is destiny. Virtues are the content of our character. The Virtues Project nurtures children in the skills and qualities they need to be successful in school and in life. Although they are the oldest practices in the world, virtues are essential to the true goal of education – intelligence plus character.
The Virtues Project will be interwoven throughout our curriculum. The Virtues Project teaches students about virtues that are held in high regard within most cultures. Students will be able to identify virtues in themselves and others. The Virtues Project will allow our children to learn the skills and qualities they need to be successful in school and in life. Teachers and parents become mentors helping our children to become compassionate, courageous, respectful, confident and purposeful. The Sheboygan Leadership Academy will provide children with an environment where they can learn and embrace the virtues language to develop authentic self-esteem.
Virtues-based boundaries focus on respect, restorative justice, and reparation to create a climate of peace and safety, in our relationships in school, at home, and in the community. The Virtues Project allows students, parents, and teachers to use techniques to resolve conflict without shame and guilt.
The Virtues Project was founded in 1991 by Linda Kavelin Popov, Dr. Dan Popov and John Kavelin. It is a global grassroots initiative that inspires the practice of virtues in everyday life. The Project is a catalyst for the renewal of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 85 countries and was honored by the United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a “model global program for all cultures”.
The Virtues: The Gift of Character