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


Mark Your Calendars: MARCH 10, 2016Dr. Michelle Herczog

Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Herczog

  • Former President, National Council for the Social Studies
  • Power of Democracy Steering Committee
  • California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning


Now Available

The 2016 Elementary School Character Education Award Application
Deadline: December 18, 2015
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Excerpts from the 2015 Character Award Winning Valley Middle Schools
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Excerpts from the 2015 Character Award Winning Valley High Schools
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Bonner Center Group


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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2015 Annual Bonner Center Report
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