Character-building curriculum made possible in local schools thanks to business owners, leaders

‘Character Lives' being used in 19 high schools

Local business leaders are bringing community partners together to provide a new character-building curriculum to the region.

The curriculum, called ‘Character Lives,’ can be used in existing high school classes or offered as a separate class. It’s designed to develop character and instill servant leadership values in area students, ultimately impacting schools and communities.

The curriculum is already being used in 19 of 26 area high schools, including Central, Logan, and Onalaska High.

“The great thing about the curriculum is that it’s customizable. There’s enough there for 60 minutes a day, an entire 90 classes for a semester, but it also could be broken up based on the customized nature of what you need for your setting,” said Character Strong Co-Founder John Norlin.

The owners and founders of Festival Foods, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions, and other local leaders are managing the ‘Character Lives’ program.