Partner Best Practices

PACE Partners are a vital component to the success of the PACE!

Three local organizations were honored this year with a 2015 PACE Partner “Best Practice” Award for their diligent work to support and promote good character across the Spokane Valley. Examples of the many activities these organizations do to support PACE include:
The Current

  • Every month, they publish the PACE guest column of the month.
  • Display PACE posters and other items in their office.
  • Refer often to the PACE trait of the month for so they know what trait the schools are focused on and consider articles or features that align with the topic.
  • Have been working with PACE Leadership to help integrate PACE into their redesigned Kids News section of The Current.

Ellingsen-Paxton Orthodontics  

  • They annually support the PACE Awards with a silver sponsorship.
  • Utilize an internal reader board to post the monthly traits.
  • Display PACE posters and other items in their office.
  • Encourage their patients to learn more about PACE by including links, logo, or the traits on their website.
  • Dr. Paxton donated time to write the PACE guest column for May on Courage.

Yoke’s Fresh Market

  • External reader board with monthly traits posted.
  • Display PACE posters and other items in their office.
  • They talk about the trait of the month at their staff meetings and use the trait as a reminder about their friendly customer service attitude.
  • They support two elementary schools with treats at their monthly Character Education assemblies.
  • They annually sponsor a table at the PACE Awards.

Have Ideas? Need Ideas?

With more than 180 PACE Partners, there are many other creative and fun ways businesses and organizations are bringing character to light. Do you have an idea or would like to share what you do to promote good character? Let us know! Sharing best practices helps other PACE Partners to promote good character as well.

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