First, a local adolescent judge asked us to. He was concerned that the kids in state custody were growing up to be just like their parents. If we didn’t give them a foundation for happiness and success in life while they were teens, they might never get it.
Second, teens are in a developmental stage wherein they differentiate between the values expressed in their home environment versus values they choose on their own. C2 is designed to provide an opportunity to examine their assimilated values and compare them with good character.
Third, our society’s academic, judicial, and social service structures allow us to provide opportunities to be involved in character education for teen.