Project Wisdom is one of the oldest and most respected character education programs in the nation. The program is currently licensed in over 17,000 schools nationwide. The centerpiece of the program is a library of thought-provoking, inspirational messages which are narrated over a school-wide PA. Students and every staff members receive a few words of wisdom that uplift and encourage. The whole campus starts the day on a positive note that encourages everyone to do and be their personal best. Quality classroom materials help students develop core ethical values and social-emotional competencies.
Project Wisdom encourages students to reflect upon the meaning of civic and personal values and the application of those values in their daily lives. Our data indicate reductions in discipline referrals as well as strong improvements in teacher morale, school climate, and social-emotional competencies. Current evidence suggests that good character education raises student grades and test scores. Some of the findings from the programs's evaluation include: