AGREE’s free resources provide a vital tool for character development and social interaction in our schools today. The basis is simple, multicultural, and tied to academic standards, including the Arts. AGREE also provides recognition opportunities for both students and schools in the state of Arizona.

How is AGREE Funded?

Why are AGREE Materials FREE?

AGREE is made possible by the “Live the Golden Rule” Arizona license plate. Utilization of AGREE as a character development program in our schools grew out of the May 13, 2003 Resolution naming Arizona as the first Golden Rule State.

How Can I Get a Golden Rule License Plate?

You can order a custom Golden Rule license plate for your vehicle.  $25 initial fee/ $25 annual renewal. No special requirements. Available to everyone at AZDOT. The Department of Transportation donates $17 of the proceeds to AGREE to help us provide free materials to schools in Arizona.

Janet Nepolitano and Members of the AZIFM Council. Signing of the Golden Rule license plate resolution, “…Living and practicing the Golden Rule will have a powerfully positive effect on each individual and the society in which we all live.” (Senate Concurrent Resolution 1006)

What is Unique About AGREE?

AGREE free resources are created “by Arizonans, for Arizonans” and are adaptable by educators. Program activities are designed to address the AZ Academic Standards and offer enrichment in the Visual and Performing Arts. Grades 9-12 Reading and Writing Standards are tied to “Golden Lives”, a growing collection of biographies of Arizonans whose lives and conduct reflect some aspect of the Golden Rule. The living body of work will grow as selected student essays are added to the following year’s edition. Student artwork, music, or dramatic performances may accompany these essays and will receive recognition for outstanding work. In addition, activities incorporate higher order thinking skills and deductive reasoning.

Kaye Anderson and Darl Anderson. Darl Anderson was a man who exemplified and lived out the Golden Rule in a way that few people have witnessed. It was Darl’s dream that the Golden Rule would impact the entire State of Arizona and make Arizona “The Golden Rule State.

What Awards Does AGREE offer?

Monetary awards are given out annually to teachers who submit Golden Rule lesson plans or ideas that are accepted and developed as part of the following year’s new resources. Yearly one school is selected for outstanding examples of incorporating the “Golden Rule” concept into the life of their school. Two Senior Awards are available yearly for “Golden Lives” Essay submissions. Additional Awards will be given to Music and Art Students who participate in AGREE hosted arts competitions or events.

What makes the Golden Rule Unique to Arizona?

Arizona became the first official State in the United States on May, 13, 2003. Signed by the Secretary of State, Jan Brewer and supported by legislation, with the initiative to “Treat others the Way you Like to be Treated” being of utmost importance to Arizonans Statewide. With Golden Rule Cities and Schools, this is the thread that connects us not only locally, but globally.

Dr. Paul Eppinger and Jan Brewer. Arizona is the first Golden Rule State in our Country! This beautiful AZ license plate was originated by AZIFM to be a traveling billboard for kindness, and civility.


Ivan AargonTranslator (Spanish)Arts Experiences Resources
Kirra AbplanalpYouth ReporterGolden Artist InterviewsCup Song TutorialExperience the Golden Rule Video
Chris AndradeResource ReviewArts Experiences
Larisa BalderramaDesign/BrandingArts ExperiencesGoldie the Navigator
Brigid BensonVideographerGoldie the Navigator
Julie ClementCostume/Set DesignAGREE Arts Workshop 
Evan CrabtreeWriter/HostLive Golden
Paul DirkmaatTranslator (Mandarin)Arts Experiences Resources
Esperance EmediTranslator (Swahili)Arts Experiences Resources
Manvi HardeWriter/HostLive Golden
Vicki HigginsConsultant/Resource ReviewGoldie the NavigatorArts ExperiencesTeacher Professional Development
James KinneyVideographerLive Golden
Nivea KrishanWriter/HostLive Golden
Kendra Ruth MartinezArtist/Songwriter/Actor/WriterArts Experiences ResourcesGoldie the NavigatorStars Shine Brightly AlbumGolden Rule CompassCrossword PuzzlesExperience the Golden Rule
Camylle PalmerArtist/GraphicsBreathing CactusHow to Treat a Cactus PosterCompass CrittersGoldie the Navigator 
Trisha PanseWriter/HostLive Golden
Olivia PetersonWriter/Actor/DirectorGoldie the NavigatorBreathing CactusLive Golden Discussion Guide
Roy PetersonVideographer/ActorGoldie the Navigator
Anusha RahmanPublicistLive Golden
Anita RangaswamiTranslator (Hindi)Arts Experiences Resources
Chelsea RobsonSongwriter“Live a Golden Life”
Erin SaathoffResource ReviewArts Experiences
Danel SalazResource ReviewArts Experiences
Rene SalesSongwriter/Sound Engineer/Actor/InterviewerGoldie the NavigatorGolden Artist InterviewsBreathing Cactus
Ted SowardsVideographer/AnimationStars Shine Brightly Dance ResourcesBreathing Cactus
Alec SpearsDialect (Western Drawl)Arts Experiences Resources
Liliana de Leon TorsielloTranslator (Spanish)Experience the Golden RuleBecome a Golden Rule School Flier
Sue Lynn StinerWriter/Curriculum ConsultantGolden Lives EssaysArts ExperiencesMany to One Deductive Reasoning
Sean-David TaVideographerLive Golden
Buddy Lee WaltersResource ReviewArts Experiences 
Michelle WangTranslator (Mandarin)Arts Experiences Resources