CHARACTER COUNTS! Week official proclamations
Who endorses CHARACTER COUNTS! Week?
U.S. Presidents from both parties, the U.S. Senate, governors, mayors, and others issue CC! Week proclamations each year. These help raise awareness and draw attention to local celebrations and character-building success stories. Encourage your public officials to join the list!
White House 2012 proclamation » U.S. Senate 2012 resolution »
Members of Josephson Institute's board of governors pose with Sen. Chuck Grassley following the passage of the Senate resolution in 2011. In the photo (L to R): Scott Raecker, executive director of CHARACTER COUNTS! in Iowa; Michael Josephson, president of Josephson Institute; Sen. Grassley; David Rosenberg, principal of Marsh Creek Corporate Services; Richard F. Blewitt, president and CEO, Blewitt Foundation.
“Character education programs work.
Currently, there are character education
programs across all 50 States in
rural, urban and suburban areas at
every grade level. Schools across the
country that have adopted strong character
education programs report better
student performance, fewer discipline
problems, and increased student involvement
within the community.”
— Sen. Chris Dodd, announcing a bipartisan resolution proclaiming National CC! Week 2009. View the entire speech here. Read more testimonials about CC!.
White House proclamations
See video of Sen. Chuck Grassley, who introduced last year's Senate resolution.