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New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development

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Leading the Nation in Character Education

It is the mission of the New Jersey Alliance for Social-Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD) to develop life-long learners who are responsible citizens prepared to enter the global society.

Character and Justice for All

Choosing to live a life of good character means accepting all people, demonstrating tolerance for those who struggle, being open to including all, embracing respect, giving back to society, modeling a culture of love, being thankful for what you have, striving for improvement and supporting change.

Recent News

Tips for Applying to be a School of Character (2025 Cycle)

Webinar on the Revised 11 Principles

Keynote Panelists Announced for 2024 Conference

Conferences Through the Years

Take a look at all of the amazing things that happened at our past events!

Final Showcase for the ASCENT Project Allows Schools to Share Their Successes!

ASCENT is an alliance of 18 schools from three states – NJ, NY and PA. They all share a common bond: they teach “vulnerable populations.” Vulnerable populations come to school with many challenges (high poverty; language barriers; minority/ immigrant cultural differences; low parental involvement).