Six Pillars Program Framework
The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn’t exclude anyone. That’s why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic phrase T.R.R.F.C.C to help them remember.
Read more: Our book Making Ethical Decisions, reprinted in part here, includes a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars. In the blog What Will Matter, Josephson Institute president Michael Josephson invokes the Six Pillars to answer the question, What Is Character?
T.R.R.F.C.C. Qualities to Possess
Suggested character education materials
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