Rock Solid Character has been hard at work, brainstorming opportunities for schools to help pay for much needed character education programs. Check out these creative ideas. We’re sure that you’ll find one that works for your school. Fundraising can be an easy and fun way to bring Rock Solid Character to your school, make a significant contribution to your school’s budget, and most importantly make a lasting difference in the lives of your students.
Contact your school and region center to see what school, state and federal funds are appropriate and available (i.e. Safe and Drug-Free monies and Title 1 funds).
Request donations from civic organizations in your community. Civic organizations, such as Kiwanas International, Rotary Clubs, and The Junior League, are committed to assisting with educational and youth programs. RSC will of course allow these organizations to display their banner on the day of the event.
Organize a fundraiser to sponsor RSC in your child’s school. Many schools have rented our portable climbing rock for carnivals or festivals and charged a per-climb fee, which allows them to keep 100% of the proceeds.
Get your community involved by having local businesses sponsor RSC character education activities in your school. Community or corporate sponsors would have the opportunity to provide a meaningful character education program for your school, get tax benefits, advertise, and develop a positive image in the community. RSC is pleased to allow sponsors to display their banner on the day of the event.
Rock Solid Character was a huge success for the students of E.J. Moss Intermediate School. It provided them the opportunity to demonstrate achieving success through effort.
I just wanted to let you know what an impact your Rock Solid Character presentation had on my daughter who is five years old. Congratulations on a job well done and thanks a million for helping our kids!
On the day of the rock climbing experience, I was dealing with a sixth grade boy who was given a discipline referral the previous day for threatening a student. As we visited about the incident, he expressed regret for what he had done. He continued by saying that today he had learned about character. I asked him to tell me about character. He said that character is what a person does; it is a person’s actions. When I asked him where he learned about character, he said that he had participated in the rock climbing experience earlier in the day and that he had learned about character there. It was exciting to see this student take responsibility for his actions and to have taken the lesson about character to heart.
I have worked in the field of education for 19 years as a special education teacher, counselor at all levels, and a district administrator. Now, as a full-time volunteer at my children's school, I think I've seen education from all sides. I've never seen nor experienced, however, a more powerful activity than Rock Solid Character! What a great way to help kids learn, without them even knowing that they are learning! The 7 Handholds of Success introduction, your staff's positive interactions with the students, and climbing left our students saying things like, "This was the best day of school I've ever had!
Your message utilizing the seven handholds for success perfectly complemented our mission to equip students to make healthy choices in life. The hands on experience you provided for our students will be a reminder in the future of the character traits they can rely on to persevere through life’s struggles…. It is evident you have a background in education as your lesson was perfectly timed to maintain the students’ attention. Thank you for a memorable day!
Our facility and students loved the personal challenge and sense of accomplishment they achieved no matter how high they climbed. We enjoyed so much the hands-on event for our students and not a passive presentation. Thanks for a fantastic experience.