"Ssow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The idea of educare was concieved in 2001 when a handful of parents realized character is not a naturally developed trait. These parents saw the value of a focussed effort in raising children of good character. With the support of these parents we offered our first program to a small group of children at the YMCA in Lexington, KY. Our programs have since grown in size and are now implemented in several schools in Kentucky. We are working toward implementation of our programs in other locations.
Our character education program, Character is Power!® (CHIP) teaches widely accepted values that build good character, such as honesty and respect.
Our CHIPClub, an after school mentoring program pairs the students with other successful high school and college students and working adults.
Our Goals Work!Shop helps youth and adults to set and achieve goals.
Our Youth Leadership program is comprised of: SelfCare; SocioCare; and EarthCare. In these programs the youth discover their strengths and weaknesses; learn how to give back to their communities through service work; and are empowered to find waste reducing alternative ways of living on our planet, allowing a sustainable and healthy environment.
We use the "educare" method of teaching in all our programs. We believe that all children have their character traits and leadership qualities within them. It is our job to provide the learning environment to draw out these hidden characteristics. We support them in nurturing the positive traits that emerge while guiding them through replacing those that are troublesome.
In time, children may forget what we teach; however, they will remember for life, the things they learn. ~ Mahendran Naidu
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