What are High School Chapters?

Chapter Mission Statement

We keep promises to help others in need through volunteerism and work to become better citizens through personal development workshops.
 

The future of because I said I would is in our chapter program. We believe that an emphasis on promise keeping and character development through the 7 Elements of Honor will strengthen future generations. We believe each and every student has the ability to make and keep promises. That is why we are placing an emphasis on developing High School Chapters. As we continue to develop and improve our programming our hope is to be able to expand to Middle schools and universities.

Character education provides the opportunity for students to build the self-control needed to face life’s adversities. We launched high school chapters, provide personal development activities, and conduct assemblies to inspire students to be a person of their word. We invest in character education programming because we know some students are one promise away from graduating.

According to the National Institute of Health only 29% to 45% of 6th-12th graders reported that they had social competencies such as empathy, decision making, and conflict resolution skills. Youth who participate in character education programming exhibit:

  • Academic self-efficacy
  • Positive youth engagement
  • Positive self-identity
  • Better self-control
  • Stronger bonds within the community
  • More caring and empathetic

It is our goal to launch more high school chapters in the fall of 2018 and, as we continue to build programming, we hope to be able to offer it to any school that is interested.

To learn more about starting a Chapter, visit our Chapter Interest Application page. Please note once an Interest Form is submitted it may take up to 60 days for you to receive a response.