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 second was to 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.
The Character Counts! Advisory Council envisions a community where people of all ages practice the values of:
The Mission 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 CC! Advisory Council and Community Partnerships for Children and Families, along with local businesses, community organizations, nonprofits, and our schools all work together to promote these efforts. CC! includes a series of activities that involve businesses, community members, leaders, and coaches who work to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character.
2023 – 2024
Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to coach Character Counts! lessons in the classrooms. Please consider volunteering to become a Character Counts! Coach.
For more information on becoming a character coach or community mentor, please contact Kelly Huber at (410) 758-6677 or [email protected] or complete our volunteer form.