Victor Johnson's "Character Songs" was created in 2011 while working with the Ellsbury-Read Character strengthening project in Madras Or. The group's acronym for Character was the inspiration for the collection of songs. Courage Honesty Adaptability Respect Attitude Compassion Teamwork Excellence Responsibility These simple songs provide a way to talk about positive character traits in a relaxed non-threatening way. Singing a song about being responsible is far more effective than being lectured about being responsible. Catchy songs can help ideas stick in the brain and re-enforce what is being taught as well. Teachers can easily create lesson plans around these ideas for the classroom or just have the music playing during work time or relaxation time. Character Songs is being used by many organizations to help build character in kids they work with. Victor Johnson is a three time Parents' Choice award winner and nationally known for creating "family grooves and educational songs".