Our school-based Character Education services are provided to elementary and middle school students through a proven model called Eckerd Hi-Five, which combines character education strategies and exercises aimed at building and strengthening students’ social skills, impulse control, decision making and self esteem.
Character education is taught in classroom settings through weekly role playing, modeling, thematic art projects, conflict resolution games and recreational activities. The classroom-based curriculum is complemented by the use of low ropes, games and other team-building activities during physical education classes. Classroom activities are enhanced through Family Workshops that help transfer the skills learned in school to the home.
According to a Harvard University study, Eckerd’s Hi-Five model positively impacted student behavior at nearly twice the level of other programs operating across the United States.
In addition to the in-school Character Education services, Eckerd provides additional interventions for smaller, more intensive groups. These students receive additional assistance through group mentoring and participation in community service projects.