CHARACTER COUNTS!®: Empowering Individuals to make Positive Choices
- Connect CHARACTER COUNTS!® to daily interactions to provide a safe and supportive environment.
- Educate families, businesses, organizations, school, and faith communities to implement and model the CHARACTER COUNTS!® six pillars.
- Foster positive youth and adult role models.
- Take the initiative to identify and redirect unacceptable behavior through positive relationship building.
- Find creative ways to continue recognizing youth, adults, and organizations that exemplify the traits of good character.
- Enhance funding support mechanism to communicate, promote, and market CHARACTER COUNTS!® and its mission.
- Illustrate through signs and symbols "CHARACTER COUNTS!®":
- Sign under population signs reading "Welcome to our CHARACTER COUNTS!® Community".
- Bike trail pillar signs and mile markers.
- Playgrounds and parks with the six pillar signs.
- Yard signs.
Develop a stand-alone website.
- The village, city, and school district will incorporate CHARACTER COUNTS!® messages in their public communications.
- Ongoing training of coaches in Little League, recreation programs and Scout (Girls and Boys) leaders.
- School district/sports teams and music programs — place CHARACTER COUNTS!® reminders on their schedules.
- Continue to include parents and citizens in CHARACTER COUNTS!® activities.
- Increase awareness and expectations of bus drivers, lunchroom support people, volunteers, and crossing guards so that they can become stronger adult role models.
- Promotional poster (similar to wrestling) with pictures of CHARACTER COUNTS!® and sponsor names (present donors) on it.
Continue the annual fund raising activities to help sustain CHARACTER COUNTS!® Communities.
Involve all businesses, chambers, schools, civic organizations, faith-based communities, and medical facilities in the CHARACTER COUNTS!® initiative.
- Invite an outside speaker to a large group meeting on an annual basis.
- Further develop the speakers bureau.
- Continue to encourage and support One Book One Community.
- Support the new high school youth initiative formerly called "United For Youth".
- Develop family event to be held at Triangle Park in Saukville.