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Character Counts! Week

Every year, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, state governors, and officials around the world proclaim the fourth week in October CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. (See the official endorsements.) Last year eight million kids in 60 countries participated. No matter what your political or religious affiliation, this event is about the universal values we share.

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Putting the focus on building a culture of integrity through education, more than eight million students, parents, teachers, and volunteers will gather in thousands of schools across the country and around the world to participate in service learning projects, reclaim neighborhoods, volunteer, and celebrate good character during the 19th annual Worldwide Character Counts! Week on October 21-27, 2012.

“Teaching youngsters about the importance and nature of character is the antidote to the disease of cynicism in our society,” said Michael Josephson, founder of the Character Counts! Coalition, a partnership of hundreds of educational and youth-serving organizations committed to improving the ethical quality of America’s young people. “It’s rather extraordinary in this day and age to mobilize thousands of schools and millions of kids to proclaim to the world that character counts.”

Some of the ways communities will participate in Character Counts! Week are:

  • Community-service days
  • Intervention programs
  • Anti-bullying programs
  • Essay and poster contests
  • Character marches
  • Red Ribbon Week tie-ins

Learn more how you, your school or business can participate at Character Counts!