The ESSENTIALS: Life Purpose & Balance – Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities (Digital Curriculum)


The ESSENTIALS is a research-based character development and leadership enhancement program designed for educators working with Middle and High School-aged youth. The ten focus areas in The ESSENTIALS series represent critical competencies for developing character and culture skills needed for success in school, extra-curricular activities, work, and beyond.

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The ESSENTIALS – Series Introduction

Life Purpose & Balance – Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities

True self-knowledge emerges from a willingness to study all of ourselves, including our best and worst, our strengths and weaknesses. The Character SWOT Analysis provides an intentional, structured exercise for expanding our self-knowledge about the current state of our character strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the SWOT Analysis challenges us to identify opportunities to enhance our strengths, reduce our weaknesses, and acknowledge threats to putting good character into action, allowing one to reflect on and improve their character.

CASEL Core Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competency Alignment: Self-Awareness

Six Pillar Alignment: Citizenship

Pricing per Site/School:
o Up to 250 students: $250 per module, per site
o 251 – 500 students: $500 per module, per site
o Over 500 students: $750 per module, per site

Additional discounts offered for District-wide (multi-site) pricing. Contact us for a proposal.

Module includes a facilitator guide and student workbook in digital format plus editable PowerPoint slides.

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Digital File Download: After product is fully-paid and you have agreed to the licensing terms and conditions, you will receive an email from a CHARACTER COUNTS! customer service representative with links to your digital files.