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.

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Bonner Center Award Winners


Upcoming Events



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hal Urban, Exemplary Teacher and Author


Author of Lessons from the Classroom: 20 Things Good Teachers Do; 20 Gifts of Life; Positive Words, Powerful Results and many more.


Mark Your Calendars: March 9, 2018

Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall 


Exemplary Teacher and Author






Now Available

Constitution Day at Fresno State
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The 2018 Elementary School Character Education Award Application
Deadline: December 15, 2017
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Excerpts from the 2017 Award Winning Schools
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What is Character Education? Read Dr. Benninga's interview with CHARACTER COUNTS!
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Listen to "The Moral Is": Essays on KVPR written and read by Bonner Center Fresno State Faculty
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Access the Listing of the Bonner Center Book Collection
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2017 Annual Bonner Center Report
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