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Legislation #: 060925 Introduction Date: 8/24/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Recognizing the CHARACTER COUNTS! program.

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8/23/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/24/2006 Adopted

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Recognizing the CHARACTER COUNTS! program.


WHEREAS, it is clearly suggested by sociologists and psychologists that character development is a strong component of human development from the cradle to the grave; and


WHEREAS, it is also noted that ages 2 through 17 are the most influenced for human development and successful pathway; and


WHEREAS, CHARACTER COUNTS! is a program that has implemented the nations most successful approach to character education by instilling character, ethics and values in the youth of our country; and


WHEREAS, CHARACTER COUNTS! is a coalition of 770 member organizations including national organizations, thousands of schools and numerous communities around the county all endorsing a common language approach to character development; and


WHEREAS, the goal of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is to infuse the Programs core ethical values, the Six Pillars of Character - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship; and


WHEREAS, CHARACTER COUNTS! will help eliminate the concerns of violence by and against youth from lack of character and training that threatens the physical and psychological well-being of the nation; and


WHEREAS, it is recognized that such quality components to character development offers new and unlimited pathways to success; and


WHEREAS, the highest potential of training, education and sportsmanship is achieved when all the program participants are committed to pursuing the six core pillars of character and pursuing victory with honor; NOW, THEREFORE,


That the Mayor and hereby recognize the CHARACTER COUNTS! Program; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Heart of America CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition with the encouragement of the Mayor and Council for all people in the community to foster Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship in our youth.