For over 25 years, Jostens has partnered with educators to renew school climate and culture through Jostens Renaissance® Education. Thousands of schools across North America are proud to call themselves “Jostens Renaissance” schools, sharing a sense of pride that is reflected in the results seen in improved academic performance, behavior, student engagement, and overall school spirit.

Renew your climate and culture by focusing on the following tenets: build the character of students inside and outside the classroom; enhance and grow connections with peers, parents, experts, and all stakeholders; and create a culture of celebration of all achievements to inspire success for the future. provides various resources that reinforce character development such as The Harbor, increasing connections with your peers including the Idea Exchange, and promote a culture of celebration with innovative ideas like Renaissance Rallies.

For an all-encompassing experience, be sure to check out the Jostens Renaissance National Conference.

You can boost your school’s culture with the excitement, appreciation and uplifting energy of awards and accolades to inspire underachieving students and overworked staff. It’s free. It’s customizable. And it works.

Jostens Renaissance Education Resources:

Commitment to Graduate® (C2G®) is an initiative to address the growing student dropout rate across America. It encourages students to strive for their high school diploma and set a goal for the next stage of life.

The Harbor by Jostens is a free educational video resource for schools that provides students with real perspectives from real people that will help them achieve greater success in the outside world. The Harbor

The Confidence Factor from Jostens is a life skills program aimed at strengthening confidence in middle and high school students. The program is intended to cultivate student leaders and help create a culture of dignity and respect in the school community, thus positively impacting school climate. The Confidence Factor

Pause Before You Post is a public service program that,s guided by Jostens, and encouraged by all to make smart decisions about personal publishing. Through expert advice, Jostens is building awareness for students and their parents to be aware of the responsibilities and consequences of sharing information through social media outlets. Pause Before You Post

Jostens is proud to partner with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to bring the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development Program trainings to schools across the United Sates. This collaboration brings together a rich legacy of celebrating moments that matter with American heroes whose acts of self-sacrifice provide inspiration for exploring the nature of character. Upcoming Events

SchoolWay is a faster, more reliable messaging option for safe, one-way school communication on mobile devices. Best of all, it’s FREE. Unlike open forums like texting, Facebook or Twitter, SchoolWay gives your district the best way yet to inform and alert your school community with the content of your choice. From everyday information to important alerts, SchoolWay has you covered, safely and securely.

The Renaissance Kit is another example of an all-encompassing Renaissance resource. We asked educators what would be useful to them in supporting their staff and students, and these ideas are included in every box. On a monthly basis, receive a selection of professionally printed materials and resources such as pencils, buttons, and lesson plans based on a key topics and themes for that particular month. We know schools have limited budgets for these kinds of items and we want to help. See what’s in this month’s kit!

Idea Exchange– One of the most powerful aspects of Jostens Renaissance® is the connection of schools like yours sharing great ideas with one another. Ideas are compiled here and organized by theme. From quick, one-time events, to inspired ideas you can implement all year long, find ways to strengthen any of the core components of a successful Jostens Renaissance program here! Idea Exchange

The Jostens Renaissance National Conference is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings all educational stakeholders together with the sole focus of creating a positive culture and climate. It is a premier educational conference in sharing ideas by making connections, hearing new ways to promote and build character for students, staff, and faculty, and a celebration of the best educators and students in the nation. See highlights from the 2015 JRNC

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