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ABOUT THE V CHANNEL

Currently in development, The V Channel (TVC) is a nonprofit, non-religious media initiative created to promote the power of virtues.

Our vision includes inviting behavioral specialists and character education experts, along with everyday parents and teachers to share their thoughts and insights on the benefits of teaching kids virtues. We aim to hire professional and student media makers to create educational and entertaining virtues-driven content to share with kids of all ages.

Watch our intro video.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENEFITS.

Led by a small group of virtues activists who believe there are no ‘bad’ kids, just kids making bad choices, TVC’s mission is to explore the many choices facing youth today and to produce and share multi-media content about the benefits of choosing virtues.

When kids ask the proverbial question, “What’s in for me?” TVC replies with meaningful and relevant answers told through personal stories influenced by the power of virtues.

VIRTUES EMPOWER YOUTH TO:

  • Overcome adversity and achieve their goals and dreams
  • Rise above negative influences to stay healthy and wholesome
  • Be honest and trustworthy people in an often dishonest and deceitful world

Along with offering proven strategies for raising virtuous children, TVC produces “V”VIDEOS and “V”TOONS that parents, guardians, teachers and coaches can share with kids of all ages. Our goal is to offer a creative approach to social emotional learning, and to spark meaningful and relevant conversations about how virtues empower youth to be their very best.

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LET’S BUILD THE FUTURE ON A FOUNDATION OF GOODNESS.

From Assertiveness to Zeal, virtues are the goodness intrinsic to every human being, or what anthropologists call “humanity’s hard-wired altruism.” When children (and grownups!) understand and choose virtues they activate an inner compass that guides them when faced with decisions between right and wrong, or good from bad.

Just as we can teach a toddler to stack building blocks, we can teach kids the Virtues from “A” to “Z”.

bad montage-stack.v2When we start by building a foundation of goodness, we can raise happy, healthy and resilient kids who have authentic self-esteem and confidence—kids who grow up to become adults that make responsible and ethical choices.

UNFORTUNATELY, MANY TEENS LACK POSITIVE GUIDANCE.

Many teens lack positive guidance and are left to explore social and emotional learning on their own. Youthful curiosity, insecurity and peer pressure, combined with pervasive media messages that glorify rebellion, alcohol, drugs, sex, crime and violence result in far too many teens suffering from the negative consequences of bad choices.

Teens need positive guidance to learn how to make responsible and moral choices, but they don’t want to be preached to or judged. TVC offers real world guidance based on the what, why and how of virtues that teens can identify with.

Our Student Filmmaker Project inspires young writers and directors to explore the crucial issues facing teens, and to develop stories that model positive behavior without resorting to clichés and stereotypes.

TVC AIMS TO INSPIRE YOUTH TO:

  • Choose peacefulness over violence and generosity rather than selfishness
  • Speak the truth and stand up for justice
  • Give love and attention to the people that matter to them
  • Listen with compassion and help with kindness
  • Have confidence and trust that they have the strength to cope with whatever happens in life
  • Achieve goals and realize their dreams, but not at the expense of others
  • And much more

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TVC IS REDEFINING WHAT BEING VIRTUOUS MEANS.

Read what being virtuous means.

SCOTT FERACO, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR.

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After 25 years as a creative director, Scott left advertising to combine his communications expertise with his passion for parenting. He wrote his first blog for The V Channel on January 25, 2012.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SCOTT >

WENDY MATHER, EDITOR.

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Since joining the team in 2013, Wendy has contributed to the growth of The V Channel as an editor, a writer, and an advisor. She has been involved with The Virtues Project for over 20 years and received her Master Facilitator designation in 2007.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WENDY >

 

 

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STAY TUNED TO THE V CHANNEL.

As we raise additional funding we’ll produce new content and improve our website. Our goal is to build a world-class online destination and social media network dedicated to inspiring the practice of virtues.

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Special thanks to The Family Virtues Guide, by Linda Kavelin Popov with Dr. Dan Popov Ph.D., and John Kavelin, and The Virtues Project, a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life.

©2017 THE “V” CHANNEL CORPORATION.

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