Strong Schools

We help create school cultures that expand engagement, learning and performance by activating the character strengths of every individual to develop social and emotional learning competencies.


Help every student reach their full potential by building their social and emotional competencies through the science of character strengths.

Customized Engagements

Activate the strengths of your school community to ignite engagement, learning, and performance.

Orton- Gillingham

As of July 1, Mayerson Academy’s Orton Gillingham (OG) has transitioned to Hamilton County ESC.

If you have questions related to OG, please contact:

  • By recognizing and naming character strengths, the child has been given the freedom to manifest that strength. We’ve empowered them and given them permission to sit in their greatness.

    Pam Knox,
    Resource Coordinator, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • The consistent language that this program has provided, for not only our staff but for our children, has helped them to understand their strengths as well as identify areas to improve. They come to this conclusion on their own!

    Julie Ayers,
    Former Principal, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • I think that students gain personal strength from the program. The students gained self-confidence as others began naming their unique strengths. It’s confirmation that they have strengths, and our students don’t always get this at home.

    Lauren Braddock,
    School Psychologist, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • As students get to know one another better, they become more tolerant and empathetic … and they look at each other differently and with more appreciation and understanding.

    Alicia Setta,
    Intervention Specialist, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • The school culture has improved with the implementation of Thriving Learning Communities and our daily focus on strengths. Adopting the character strength language has provided our students with the opportunity to build more positive relationships with each other.

    Melanie Valenly,
    Teacher, Youngstown City School District

Thank You To Our FY22 Donors and Sponsors

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