We have 9 years worth of evidence that our character programs work and an absolute conviction that they are the appropriate way to continue Nick’s legacy in education.
Ricardo Hernandez – All Hallows High School
Ricardo Hernandez was immediately hooked on the idea of being part of a character-building program. A middle school student in Washington Heights, Ricardo was described by a teacher as being “honest, trustworthy and a loyal friend”, and began attending Friends of Nick workshops with his mother in seventh grade, an entire year earlier than most students typically begin the program. READ FULL STORY »
Jose Melendez – Cristo Rey High School
Jose was described by his primary school principal as being respectful, a hard worker, and “well-liked by his peers and adults alike”. In class, Jose “was always willing to participate in the Nick even when others weren’t. He was open and honest in every conversation he had when talking about character. READ FULL STORY »
Othanya Garcia — Columbia University
The most accurate description of Othanya came from her 8th grade teacher: “Othanya is a light in the midst of darkness. She is a courageous individual that deserves more than what she has received. This bright student is constantly under the spotlight because she is not afraid to excel. In her mind it does not matter what other people think of her. She has made it her goal to succeed and has made that evident.” READ FULL STORY »