Building Character

Character Education PartnershipThe musicals of Thompson and Russell promote healthy character development in young performers and audiences. The shows are produced frequently by SALAD, the Student Actors League of Arts and Drama. SALAD is an enrichment program at a public school in central New Jersey.

In 2011, the SALAD program was cited as a “Promis­ing Prac­tices” pro­gram by the Char­ac­ter Edu­ca­tion Part­ner­ship. The CEP is a Washington, DC based orga­ni­za­tion of “pas­sion­ate peo­ple advo­cat­ing for integrity, hon­esty, respect, and other core eth­i­cal val­ues to be fused into edu­ca­tion for the bet­ter­ment of our nation.” The CEP cited these musi­cals for the way they “…present a moral and pro­mote char­ac­ter edu­ca­tion … stu­dents view char­ac­ters cor­rect­ing wrong choices and tak­ing healthy steps to cre­ate a sup­port­ive community.” These musi­cals help cre­ate a com­mu­nity and can inte­grate an edu­ca­tional curriculum.

The Character Enrichment Partnership is concerned with “Providing the vision, leadership and resources for school, families and communities to develop ethical citizens committed to building a just and caring world.”

The goals of Thompson & Russell’s Musicals with Character program are in line with the goals of  the CEP, allowing “…students of all abilities and talents to become involved in a nurturing theatrical production that not only teaches about character, but also inspires it!”

The citation can be found by clicking here.

The CEP Citation

The CEP Citation

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