Six-Pillar Partners

CHARACTER COUNTS! school assemblies and more


CHARACTER COUNTS! works with various companies and individuals to develop products and services that focus on the Six Pillars of Character. Click on the links below for information on scheduling events and purchasing products from these companies. (The CC! national office does not have information on these schedules.)


CC! School Agendas

CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas
•  www.ccschoolagendas.com
•  Product/service: student planners
•  For: K-college (five agenda levels)
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CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas from Alliance Publishing and Marketing, Inc. are a valuable resource to support or implement your CHARACTER COUNTS! program. Teachers and parents can easily reinforce the Six Pillars of Character using the 48 convenient weekly discussion ideas, which include people of character profiles and motivational exercises. Agendas can be customized with options such as cover personalization, school handbooks and hall passes. Teacher editions and full-color people of character posters are also available. Visit www.ccschoolagendas.com or call 800-518-5176 for details.


Dave Kinnoin

Dave Kinnoin's CHARACTER COUNTS! Assemblies
•  http://songwizard.com/charactercounts
•  Product/service: school assembly, audio CD
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For: grades K-6
Dave Kinnoin is an award-winning children's songwriter and performer who wrote and recorded the songs on the much-loved CD CHARACTER COUNTS! Strikes a Chord. One principal said Dave's assembly program “was a huge hit with our 4th and 5th grade students here at Old River School. It was motivating and engaging. The songs had wonderful and familiar messages that students could relate to, and sing along to.” Read more about Dave in this article. Then schedule an assembly.


GreatKindnessChallenge

Great Kindness Challenge
•  GreatKindnessChallenge.org
•  Product/service: school/community activity resources
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For: all ages
The Great Kindness Challenge is one day devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. Organizers post a checklist of 50 suggestions for this community event. There is also a separate week-long challenge for schools, with free resources for educators and students available at GreatKindnessChallenge.org.


Live Wire Media

Live Wire Media
•  www.livewiremedia.com
•  Product/service: curriculum resource
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For: grades K-12
Live Wire Media produces high-quality video series for kids and young adults. Live Wire's website offers discussion questions, writing assignments, learning activities, opportunities for student action, and lots of teacher support material — including teaching guides for all 10 "In Search of Character" videos, which are available for purchase here.


Obediah Thomas

Obediah Thomas's “The Character Show”
School Assemblies

•  www.razzlebamboom.com
•  Product/service: school assembly, curriculum resource
•  For: grades K-6
Obediah Thomas, of the children's performance troupe Razzle Bam Boom, performs The Character Show to educate children and families about positive values and preventing bullying. His songs include: Doing What I'm Supposed to Do, Time to be Terrific, Citizenship, Life Isn't Always Fair, and Respect Mambo.


Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey’s “Your Character Counts”
School Assemblies

•  www.paultracey.org
•  Product/service: school assembly, curriculum resource
•  For: grades K-6
Great story-telling, entertaining music and, of course, a message that matters. Read more about Paul's "Your Character Counts" assemblies on his website. Here are a couple samples of the songs he performs: Choices, Choices, Choices and The Golden Rule.


Dave and Jody Van Kley

Shine Like Stars, Inc.
•  www.shinelikestars.org
•  Product/service: school assembly
•  For: grades K-6
The husband-and-wife team of Dave and Jody Van Kley present a 45- to 50-minute musical assembly on the Six Pillars of Character that gets elementary school students involved in sing-alongs and choreography. They also offer a CD called "Totally TeRRiFiCC" with songs they use in their program. Contact: info@shinelikestars.org; 877-215-5933; 10945 Colorado Ct., Orland Park, IL 60467


Teach With Movies

TeachWithMovies.org
•  www.teachwithmovies.org
•  Product/service: curriculum resource
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For: grades K-10
This online tool for parents and teachers emphasizes the moral lessons of various movies, and includes guides that outline the movie's benefits, potential problems, background information, discussion questions, bridges to reading, projects and website links. It's a paid service, but the site offers sample guides for free.


Wise Skills

WiseSkills Resources
•  www.wiseskills.com
•  Product/service: curriculum resource
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Appropriate for: grades 6-12
The interdisciplinary "Wisdom for Life" secondary school curriculum from WiseSkills organizes activities around monthly Six-Pillar themes. For grades 6-8, WiseSkills offers both the "WiseLives" curriculum and "Family Wisdom" activity pages to help educators and families teach the Six Pillars of Character. The WiseSkills website offers free samples.