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  • Character Counts! is a coalition founded by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian 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

    In 1999, a citizen of Queen Anne's County proposed to the Community Partnerships for Children, our local management board, to hold a public forum to discuss the issue of violence to children. First on the list was to provide children in our county with after-school programs and 
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    promote character development in our children. Since after-school programs were currently being offered and the Community Partnerships was an active member with this effort, the Community Partnerships for Children began gathering information pertaining to character development and methods to bring this idea to the community. By proclamation of the Queen Anne's County Commissioners, an Advisory Council was formed to partner with the people of Queen Anne's County to support and embrace character development in all aspects of our lives.

    VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO TEACH CHARACTER COUNTS! LESSONS IN THE CLASSROOMS AND MENTOR STUDENTS. Please consider volunteering to become a Character Counts! Coach or CommUNITY Mentor.

    For more information on becoming a character coach or community mentor,
    please contact Kelly Huber at 
    (410) 758-6677 or

    We, the Character Counts! Advisory Council, envision a community where people
    of all ages practice the values of:
    The of CC! 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. CC! is a program that allows participants to make a commitment for a better future by adopting the Six Pillars of the CC! program. 

    Strengthen personal character traits
    Build families with character
    Build a more cohesive community
    The Business/Education Committee of the QAC Chamber of Commerce has joined with the Community Partnership for Children & Families, local communities and other organizations for these efforts in QAC. CC! is made up of a series of activities that involve business, community members, and leaders. CC! program has a collition, school, community and non-profit organizations working to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character. 
     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.