The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation Announce a Grant Program for Western New York Schools

Hamburg, NY (January 2014) — The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation are announcing a new grant program for Western New York schools and youth-serving organizations to reinforce the importance of character and encourage organizations to strengthen their commitment to character education.

The Character Council of Western New York and Harvest Time Partners Foundation are pleased to offer four-$1000 character-resource grants to schools to help build or strengthen an existing character-education program within the school community. These grants will be awarded to deserving public, private, or parochial elementary, middle or high schools within the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming). An additional $1000 character-resource grant will be awarded to a youth-serving organization in the same eight county area of Western New York.

The grant program will award $1,000 to each organization to purchase character resource materials consistent with the Character Council’s 49 character qualities.

“We are excited to offer these grants to schools and a youth-serving organization who are demonstrating a commitment to character education,” said Suzanne McKenney, President of the Character Council of Western New York. “These organizations have the potential to have a tremendous impact in helping to “create a culture of character” throughout the Western New York Region.”

“The Character Council of Western New York has made strong and measurable progress in establishing the importance of character in the lives of students in Western New York and we are grateful for their association in providing these grants,” said David Esposito, Managing Partner at Harvest Time Partners, Inc. “We look forward to recognizing these organizations and the positive impact they will have on the students and communities in the years to come.”

Details of the grant application process and additional information can be found on the Character Council’s website, The deadline for applying for the scholarships is April 1, 2014.

About the Character Council of Western New York

Launched in 2000, in Hamburg, the Character Council of Western New York’s mission is to “Create a Culture of Character”. We envision communities that place a priority on an individual’s responsibility for his or her own disposition, words and actions; encourage and praise excellence in character; and strive to reinstate universal community standards of respect, integrity and virtue. For general information about the Character Council of Western New York, contact us at 716-202‐0702 or email


About Harvest Time Partners Foundation

Harvest Time Partners Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports children and young adults in the pursuit of character-building opportunities worldwide. The Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives from college scholarships to community service projects, as well as international efforts to reduce the suffering of children and young adults. The Foundation was established by Harvest Time Partners, Inc., a personal and professional development company, providing resources and support to enable individuals, families, and organizations to reach their full potential in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. To learn more, visit the company’s website at

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