Current Character Loves Company Programs:
With the current pandemic, our 8- and 12- week Character Literacy Development (CLD) curriculum programs are tentatively being scheduled for Spring 2021:
- Various youth recreation centers and schools around St. Louis
Coach Paciorek’s progressive Character Literacy Development (CLD) curriculum is based on his professional background as well as his studies and research at the University of Florida from which he has come up with 25 major character values of emphasis. These 25 character values create a foundational framework that advances through all the levels in order to effectively and consistently identify, promote, develop, and assess character literacy development in our youth.
Coach Paciorek will be leading, organizing, and facilitating his CLD program each session.
Previous Character Loves Company Programs:
Completed 12-week Character Literacy Development (CLD) Curriculum programs:
- Principia School, St. Louis, Missouri
- Boys & Girls Club, Alton, Illinois
- Boys & Girls Club, Palmetto, Florida
- Boys & Girls Club, Manatee County (Desoto Club), Florida
- Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria, Florida
Donate Your Old Glove Campaign
In partnership with the University of Florida’s Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management Program (TRSM), Character Loves Company launched a campaign in 2017 to deliver 250 old baseball and softball gloves to underserved youth in Cuba!
CLC Founder Pete Paciorek traveled to Havana, Cuba in Spring 2017 along with students and faculty from the University of Florida. Cuba has a rich history of baseball and Character Loves Company was able to hand deliver a glove to each and every child the group encountered in need of a glove.
Pete has given more than one hundred community talks around the country in the past four years. He speaks to coaches, parents, and youth ranging from Jr. High through college-aged student-athletes about the importance of character development through the vehicle of sport.
Character Loves Company, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all of your donations are tax deductible. 100% of the financial support that we receive goes directly to developing character in our youth. We have many different sponsorship options available for you to make a difference in the lives of our youth, or choose how much to donate. We appreciate every donation to help develop stronger youth character in our communities.
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