How It Works

The first thing that you need to do to become involved in the Act With Repect Always movement is to connect with Coach Johns. Coach will explain to you the components to the program whether it is in the area othe classroom or in athletics.

There are 8 basic Character Education Traits that Coach has for you to pay forward to your students. If you would like Coach to address your school he will make every effort to visit your school or team.

Each school will receive AWRA banners, and each student will receive an AWRA awareness bracelet.


“… The Act With Respect Always program is making a huge, positive difference in the lives of many students.”

– Duke University Men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski

Act With Respect Always is a “pay it forward” movement, started in his sixth grade classes and tennis program stressing the importance of one’s personal character. It is designed to build respect and leadership, teach positive and constructive behavior, and help stop bullying before it starts, both on campus and off. Looking at each person as a leader and stressing teamwork, kindness, empathy, courage and honesty, amongst other key traits, he strives to make everyone aware of their daily actions.


We’re passionate about respect in our schools, sports, and lives. If you’d like to help us spread our message, please consider paying it forward with a donation of any amount by clicking the button below, thank you.

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