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Voices Literature and Character Education (Voices LACE)

About This Resource

Voices Literature and Character Education Program (Voices LACE; formerly known as Voices of Love and Freedom and Literacy and Values) is a K–12 program that aims to promote positive character and citizenship values, literacy skills, and social skills.

The program curriculum can be used over any length of time. During classroom lessons, students read books about issues such as ethnic discrimination, fighting, or bullying, and elaborate on central themes through role-playing and discussions practiced in school and at home. Emphasis is given to promoting caring relationships between teachers and students and among students, and to connecting the values taught to students’ personal stories.

Voices LACE may also be implemented as a schoolwide improvement program. Optional components of the program include schoolwide events and restructuring of school organization and practices (establishing student assemblies and creating small learning communities), parental involvement (home visits and family nights), and community support (joint campaigns with supporting organizations and business).

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Rating: Mixed Effects/ No Discernible


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Violence Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any