The mission of Character Counts! in Queen Anne’s County is to work with people in the county to support and embrace character development in all aspects of our lives. Character Counts is a program that allows participants to make a commitment for a better future by adopting the six pillars of the Character Counts! Program. The Business/Education Committee has joined with the Community Partnership for Children & Families, local communities and other organizations for these efforts in Queen Anne’s County. Character Counts is made up of a series of activities that involve business, community members and leaders. The Character Counts Program is a coalition of schools, communities, and non-profit organizations working to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. CommUNITY Mentoring is also a part of the CC! family where mentors caringly guide mentees in grades 5-12 in making positive choices for their future success.