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We are pleased to announce the 2016 Sigma Sigma Sigma Character Essay Winners.  Tri Sigma is the only national student member organization conducting CHARACTER COUNTS at all their campus locations having trained local leaders on the program.  We are very proud of our partnership with...

Join us for the return of #CharacterEdChat in October! The Character Ed Chat is a great forum for educators to share best practices, key instructional strategies and experiences with others that helped improve school climate and/or create a community of character. Event Details: Host: @charactercounts Guest: Barbara Gruener, School...

Guest post by Sonia Lowman Imagine having to talk parents into giving up their children with the promise that you only may be able to save them from an otherwise near-sure fate of death. Could you picture carrying this enormous responsibility for the safety of total...

Spotted any good billboards lately? There are some positively positive ones popping up around the country as part of the Smile Across America campaign, which will culminate in the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In San Antonio, one of the billboards carries the message that "Superheroes are...

Have you thanked a school counselor this week? The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has set aside February 2-6 this year as National School Counseling Week. The idea is to create awareness of the services that school counselors provide to your school family. Here's how the ASCA website...

It's the second annual White House Student Film Festival! And it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12. This year's theme -- The Impact of Giving Back -- is perfect for your CHARACTER COUNTS! program. The White House says it's looking for videos that "tell a story about paying...

[This post comes to us from one of our favorite educators and authors: Barbara Gruener, a counselor and character coach at Westwood-Bales Elementary School in Friendswood, Texas. Check out her blog, The Corner on Character, and order her new book, What's Under Your Cape? Superheroes of the Character...

By Jeff McMurdy, National Director of CHARACTER COUNTS! Memorable Moments [caption id="attachment_6029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rancho Bernardo High School Senior group called the Bronco Ambassadors visit elementary schools in the Poway USD and put on a show about character and making the rights choices.[/caption] When I review the year...

Tomorrow — November 13 — is World Kindness Day. To help you get in the spirit, we're posting a list of six ways you can show kindness. Learn about the day, and get more ideas, on the website of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. This...