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Our Method

Stories make an event or concept meaningful and memorable. Sports provide a commonly shared interest for parents and their children.

Even Field’s Peer Into Character® educational programs present engaging stories connected to sports, to captivate the interest of young people and the adults in their lives. Role modeling, mentoring, and positive peer influence also play important roles in our interactions with these groups.

Even Field’s mission is to cultivate integrity and ethical behavior in sports and life by teaching the next generation that The Way You Win Matters.

We present stories, observations, and life lessons from athletes, coaches, and others involved in sports at all levels. These personal experiences provide insight, perspective, and teachable moments about character and core values that help us connect these qualities with young people and adults.

To engage these groups, our year-round Peer Into Character programs use multimedia to continually present positive character messaging to young people, and the adults in their lives.

Our presentations are both live and recorded. They are interactive and tailored for each age group and setting. These programs are designed to match our stories, presenters, and medium with each audience to provide peer-relatable and relevant content.

We interact with audiences through public and private schools, colleges and universities, playing fields, gyms, youth groups, community organizations, and through interactive and online media.

Even Field’s Peer Into Character Speaker Series is an umbrella for our customized programs presented as conferences, seminars, clinics, or workshops depending on how we’ve tailored the approach to the academic or sports setting.

Our Peer Into Character Forums, Videos, and recognition program provide additional ways for Even Field to interact with stakeholders.

Our educational programming largely is focused on working with the adults of school-age children, especially in the youth sports environment. They are vital in our efforts to improve ethical awareness, perspective-taking and conflict-resolution skills, and to foster values-based thinking.

During our initial phase, we have engaged with the parents and youth coaches, as well as young people in grades 1-thru-8 (ages 6-14). We have chosen this age range because these children are in various stages of developing reasoning skills. Some are beginning to apply critical thinking and starting to prioritize their values system. So, consistent positive character messaging is especially important in this time of their lives.

We also have initiated programs for high school students, and the adults in their lives. In time, we intend to bring our program initiatives to the entire 6+ age group. Parents, coaches, and other mentors will continue to be the focal point because they are critical to learning success.

Working with Others

Even Field has a philosophical belief in working with others. We strongly value collaboration and will actively pursue relationships with organizations and individuals who are mission-aligned. We also endeavor to support, assist, and cooperate with youth-centered groups, organizations and individuals when we can.

Varied Learning Environments
Public & private schools
Sports leagues and teams
Other youth activities
Interactive and social media
Infusing Ethics
Raises awareness of ethical dilemmas
Cultivates ethical reasoning skills
Reinforces positive behaviors
Promotes a duty beyond self-interest
Collaboration
Enhances programs
Improves efficiency
Combines organizational skills
Cost effective
Strengthens fundraising

Adult Influence

A major emphasis of Even Field is our interaction with the adults in children’s lives. Our programs raise visibility of character-building through sports. We interact with schools, youth sports leagues, coaches, and parents on ways to improve the youth sports culture by emphasizing the importance of having fun, developing skills, and promoting character and positive core values on and off the playing field. These programs are designed to help adults in their pivotal role of modeling, mentoring, and reinforcing positive behaviors.

In the Classroom
Public & private schools
Captures and sustains interest
Makes peer-level connection
Complements existing programs
On the Playing Fields
Promotes sportsmanship & fair play
Creates “Teachable Moments”
Improves perspective-taking & conflict resolution skills
Builds leadership & team-building skills
Through Youth Activities
After-school clubs
Community Groups
Trips & Special Events
Summer Camps
Interactive media

Moving Ahead

We are receiving positive feedback about our presentations. Connecting with young people and adults through sports is an effective way to engage and interact with them.

If you are interested in bringing Even Field programs to your school, organization, or youth sports league; or if you would like to assist in our mission, please get in touch with us.