More than 60 Kansas schools have transformed their culture by using the Social, Emotional, and Character Development standards that we created in collaboration with Kansas Character Coaches and the Kansas State Department of Education.

Every day that your students spend on Character Education, will take them one step closer to being able to: Take responsibility for themselves, respect others and do their personal best.


"Students who are prepared for kindergarten have a higher skill set than their peers. And we know academics alone don’t guarantee a student’s success after high school — that is where social-emotional learning comes into play." - Dr. Randy Watson,

Kansas Commissioner of Education



At Topeka City of Character and KScharacter.org, we are a resource for schools, businesses, and communities across the state. Our goals are to bridge the gap between successful schools of character and the communities they serve. Turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders by not leaving character to chance!


  • Character Word of the Month
  • Community Character Education
  • Champion of Character
  • Kansas Schools of Character


Responsibility for ourselves


Topeka City of Character is a non-profit 501c3 providing character education in schools, business and the community.

Donate to our early education programs because building the character of our future leaders can’t wait.

Respect for others

Personal best