About CHARACTER COUNTS!
Josephson Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, administers the national office of CHARACTER COUNTS! (the Center for Youth Ethics). CHARACTER COUNTS! is the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth. CHARACTER COUNTS! is:
- A framework centered on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
- Nonprofit, not religious or political (though used by both secular and faith-based groups, and supported by public officials of both major parties).
- Not a curriculum or add-on, but a powerful means to advance curricular and behavioral goals.
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