The CharacterStrong Educator Toolkit

Houston Kraft · January 9, 2017

Here are some resource and book recommendations that can be used to help lay the foundation for a strong leadership program and that supplement many lessons and activities in the CharacterStrong curriculums. Most of these items can be found on Amazon for decent price and we've linked to those so you can find them easily. We recommend asking your administrator or department head if these could be purchased out of your department or building budget.

30+ Activities That Any Educator Can Lead

Perfect for the start of the school year, as a classroom energizers, or for students to use in their own peer to peer programs. 


Recommended Tools For Hands-On Activities

These tools are used through the CharacterStrong Curriculums and would be great to have on hand for any leadership program.

The Ultimate Servant-Leadership Reading List

A mix of time-tested works along with more recent research around the topic of servant-leadership.


Houston Kraft

Houston Kraft is the co-founder of CharacterStrong. He is a professional speaker and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 events internationally. Student Body President in High School, Class President at Bowdoin College, Leadership Camp Staff for 14 years in Washington - he is a lifelong learner of character, culture, kindness, and leadership. He was featured in 2019 on BBQ Lays Potato Chips and his mom's lasting life lesson is "Hug like you mean it."