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The K-6 Program: 
Teaching Basic Character Strengths 

SPUR’s K-6 curriculum fosters 12 essential character strengths that simultaneously meet the Social and Emotional Learning Competencies outline by DESE:  Gratitude, Generosity, Forgiveness, Awareness, Authenticity, Compassion, Empathy, Love, Flexibility, Collaboration, Curiosity, and Perseverance.  

Students examine these issues through three lenses:  My World (self-awareness); Your World (immediate community) and Our World (the greater community).  SPUR offers students the community engagement essential to learning through our volunteer programs.  These hands-on opportunities reinforce character strengths through project-based work that is engaging and fun for a younger audience.  

Interested in bringing SPUR's Enrichment Program to your school? Email Enrichment Director Luisa Boverini at

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