GOOD CHARACTER IS THE CENTER OF A SATISFYING, MEANINGFUL LIFE. ON A BROADER SCALE, IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR BOTH A JUST SOCIETY AND FREE ENTERPRISE.
Research suggests that while the rising generation hungers for a higher purpose, an attachment to their community, and a deeper understanding of the human person beyond biology and psychology, they lack models of good character. This failure is particularly tragic because good character is imperative for producing fulfilled persons, thriving communities, and vibrant institutions that contribute to civil society.
We believe that character is formed in a moral ecology comprised of institutions such as families, religious congregations, and youth organizations. As a result, The Kern Family Foundation supports practical research and tools for the formation of good character in the rising generation.
Our Character Program partners with leading practitioners who advance sound approaches across diverse sectors of American society.