Kindness can change the world. That’s the theme of this year’s Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority essay contest, which is held to coincide with Worldwide CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, October 19-25, 2014. The contest is open to any woman who is affiliated with a national sorority and enrolled full-time at a college or university. If that’s you, […]
When art, literacy and character collide, the writing’s on the wall. Muralist Kathy Hammond painted the Six Pillars of Character and their supporting values on a wall in the “Character Court” at Westwood-Bales Elementary School in Friendswood, Texas. Nice work!
Every day about 2,000 people visit CharacterCounts.org, but our traffic is bound to accelerate this Sunday, when CHARACTER COUNTS! makes 160 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s right — NASCAR driver Brett Moffitt will be racing at the Brickyard 400, covering those 400 miles with “CHARACTER COUNTS!” emblazoned prominently on his #66 Toyota and on […]
On Tuesday, more than 7,000 kids in Des Moines danced, jumped and kicked their character into high gear at the annual Exercising Your Character event. The raucous rally — sponsored by CHARACTER COUNTS! in Iowa in partnership with Hy-Vee, Inc. and the Iowa Sports Foundation — brought together fourth- and fifth-grade students in a celebration of physical […]
When York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina, hosts a Character Development Seminar on April 30 – May 2, participants will get to see what a successful CHARACTER COUNTS! program looks like. (Learn more and register now to save your spot.) Here’s an advanced look from the school’s teachers and staff, who were kind […]
Hats off to Pamela Bylsma, who has championed CHARACTER COUNTS! at Riverside Brookfield High School since she became its principal four years ago. Recognizing her achievements in character education, among other areas, the Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education recently named her assistant superintendent for academics. When Riverside Brookfield hosted a Character Development Seminar last November, Bylsma cited […]
Teaching students to understand and respect diverse cultures and beliefs, helping them develop critical thinking skills to wipe out ignorance and fear, working with them to break down walls …
CHARACTER COUNTS! will be participating in a couple upcoming conferences and would love to see you there.
San Mateo County Office of Education and CHARACTER COUNTS! team up to battle bullying and to help kids learn to do the right thing.
Congratulations to the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition in Reston, Virginia, for raising a cool $5,697 as part of opening weekend sales at a local ice skating rink. “We’re elated that Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion was able to raise such a large donation for us this year,” said Reston Association CEO Cate Fulkerson, who also […]