A FREE, Not-For-Profit
Character Education Program
Teacher, Child and Parent
(Meets the parental involvement objectives of our President & Secretary of Education)
Yes Pa is an abridgment and textbook edition of the autobiography, Prisoner of the Truck.
It was developed with the help of regional and national character education teachers.
It is highly recommended by teachers for shared reading between an adult, child and parent.
Independent science-based outcome studies support the significant, positive impact of the Yes Pa program in suburban and inner city schools.
Students showed significant increases in their belief that they have control over their future and that positive outcomes are related to their efforts.
“Messages of character have to be delivered by a person of character. Fred Sarkis is such a person, and the story of his remarkable life will help anyone, young or old, to be a better person and lead a better life. ‘Prisoner of the Truck’ and ‘Yes Pa’ have the power to touch hearts and bring out the best in us all.” — Dr. Thomas Lickona
Center for the 4th & 5th R’s
Respect and Responsibility
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