Welcome to the Bonner Center for Character Education
This site has been made available through support from the Bonner Family Foundation in Fresno, California. We hope to support educators throughout the Central Valley who provide wholesome environments for children. We welcome your participation and your contributions. Contact us if you would like to provide reviews of materials, books, relevant links or activities in your district that teachers should know about.
- The Bonner Center's Statement of Beliefs
- What is Character Education? Read Dr. Benninga's interview with Character Counts!
- Access the Listing of the Bonner Center Book Collection
- 2018-19 Annual Bonner Center Report
Conference on Character and Civic Education
Each year the Bonner Center hosts the Conference on Character and Civic Education. Student teachers from Fresno State and Fresno Pacific University gain valuable resources to further their teaching journey and local valley schools are awarded for their efforts on character and civic education.
Learn more about the annual conference. Each year the Bonner Center recognizes exemplary schools
of character. In even years the award program recognizes valley elementary schools;
in odd years we recognize middle and high schools. 2019-2020 is the year when valley
elementary schools will be recognized. The application for 2019-2020 can be found here.