LACE™ has been providing professional development to educators in St. Louis and the surrounding area for approximately 15 years. Every year, at the graduation ceremony, school leaders bemoan that the year-long journey has to end. Over and over, graduates of LACE™ have asked for some way to continue the LACE™ experience that would keep them connected to the character education field and the Leadership Academy in Character Education. Through a generous grant from the HTC Foundation, A-LACE (Advanced LACE) was created to provide LACE™ alumni with professional development events and networking opportunities. LACE™ graduates who are not in the A-LACE database are encouraged to contact the CCC.