The CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is a partnership of
more than 500 national, regional and local organizations committed
to the CHARACTER COUNTS! strategy and joined together in a
collaborative effort to improve the character of young people.
The message we are spreading is that of the Six Pillars of Character which is the foundation of the Coalition. The Six Pillars of Character are six core ethical values that transcend cultural, socioeconomic and religious differences. The Six Pillars have become a national standard because of wide adoption and use. The framework the Pillars provides has become the standard that permits easy collaboration among various entities and an easy to understand, readily acceptable common language for youngsters, parents and character educators
As a Coalition member and advocate of CHARACTER COUNTS!, the San
Ramon CHARACTER COUNTS! Officer teaches the K-5th grade students these
Pillars and why they are important. The Officer utilizes games, songs
and activities that embody the message that your character counts.
CHARACTER COUNTS! and the Six Pillars of Character are service marks of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, a project of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. www.charactercounts.org