about cherished character

 Imparting Values to Children

Cherished Values of the American People

Values + Commitment = Character

This is the place to find engaging, enriching, inspiring, and empowering material to develop young people who embody such qualities.

Every group, community, or country will ultimately be defined by its values. Through the values we impart to our young citizens, we determine the future of the country.

On this site, you will see our vision for the future of America and will find materials and methods that will empower you to help shape that vision.

Community & Education

A prime objective of the Cherished Values Character Group is to increase the national high school graduation rate. We have materials and workshops for students, teachers, and parents geared toward that objective.

Two of our books, Understanding and Educating African American Children and What’s Missing in the Education of African American Children, address some of the unique challenges of effectively educating African American children but contain information crucial to educating any child. They have been used with great success by school districts all over the country.

The list below includes many of the places William Jenkins has spoken and promoted the cherished values of the American people:

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Bryant Business School, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Federal City College, Washington, D.C.
  • Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
  • Harris Stowe State College, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
  • Mount Holyoke College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Smith College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Tugaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois .
  • Saint Louis University-St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Washington University, Washington, D. C
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri