CHARACTER COUNCIL



COMMUNITY OF CHARACTER

Character is the very foundation of who we are as individuals.  How we express, react, rely, and live our life communicates who we are to each other.  Character can be described in a variety of ways: the inward motivation to do what is right, who you are even when no one is watching, and the key to true success in every area of life.  Good character qualities are necessary for success in all activities of life, including school, work and everyday relationships with people.  Building character is different than learning a set of skills. Once a person learns to read, ride a bicycle, or operate a machine, these skills are hard to forget.  Character, by contrast, is formed and reinforced every day in the decisions a person makes.

HOW IT WORKS

The Character Council of Daviess County exists to support, provide resources for and encourage area businesses, schools, city government, community and faith-based organizations to promote character to create a strong, safer, and more unified community. Washington Community Schools participate in the Character Matters movement.  Each month, schools, businesses and organizations participating will focus on the same character trait.  we hope you and your family will join us as together we promote character to crate a stronger, safer and more unified community.


CHARACTER MATTERS
MONTHLY TRAITS AND DEFINITIONS

January-Honesty

Showing other they are valuable by how you treat them.

February-Forgiveness

Deciding that someone that has wronged you doesn't have to pay.

March-Courage

Being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you are afraid.

April-Responsibility

Proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you.

May-Initiative

Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.

June-Integrity

Doing what is right even when no one is looking.

July-Tolerance

Accepting other who make choices different than your own.

August-Kindness

Showing other they are valuable by how you treat them.

September-Respect

Showing others they are important by what you say and do.

October-Self-Control (Red Ribbon month and No bullying month)

Choosing to do what you should do not what you want to do.

November-Gratitude

letting others know you see how they've helped you.

December-Humility

Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve.


CHARACTER COUNCIL COMMITTEE

BECOME A BUSINESS OF CHARACTER

Access the form HERE.
Support the Character Matters Initiative HERE


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Advocates for Smart Teen Choices

www.dchosp.org/foundation/advocates_for_smart_teen_choices.aspx